EXPLAINED: Reason why Kaizer Chiefs haven’t been signing new players

Kaizer Chiefs management has explained their decision to hold off on signings, with less than four weeks remaining until the new season kicks off.

Bongani Sam remains the only player Amakhosi have reportedly acquired. Nevertheless, the club has not officially confirmed the signing.

Sam travelled with Chiefs to Turkey for their pre-season camp in preparation for the upcoming season.

Addressing fan concerns, the club's Marketing Manager, Jessica Motaung, explained that they are delaying signings to allow the new technical team to take the lead on recruitment.

Motaung added that a lot has been happening in closed doors with regards to possible additions to the squad. 


“We are working on it, we need to give the coach who's just come in, as well as technical team and the rest of the team time to kind of finalize those details,” Jessica Motaung told media.

“Work is being done behind the scenes, but it certainly makes sense for us to allow the coach to come in first and also be part of the decisions that will be made there. So, those announcements will come soon.”

Motaung assured Amakhosi fans that announcements regarding new signings would be coming soon. She expressed hope that the new coaches would be able to build a strong team.

“My expectations I think those expectations we sat down and talk to the coaches and those will be realized as we move forward but certainly, we need to build a formidable team and we hope they will do the work that needs to be done so that we can achieve the success,” she added.

“Watch the space there will be new developments coming from Chiefs about new players and other changes coming from Chiefs.”

So far, Chiefs have confirmed four departures – Keagan Dolly, Sfiso Hlanti, Njabulo Ngcobo and Siyethemba Sithebe. They all left upon the end of their contracts in June.

On the other hand, Amakhosi handed new deals to Edmilson Dove and George Matlou whose contracts were due to expire in June.

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