14 goals, 10 assists: Kaizer Chiefs to sign Orebonye?

14 goals, 10 assists: Kaizer Chiefs to sign Orebonye?

Are Kaizer Chiefs going to finally find a hot striker next season? It might be a name from our neighbours Botswana.

KAIZER CHIEFS TO SIGN AS RABAT STRIKER?

People like Hlompho Kekana said it long ago. Amakhosi will not win anything without a goalscorer. Ranga Chivaviro was thought to be the solution last season but he faced too many injuries to change Kaizer Chiefs’ fortunes.

As plan B, the 25-year-old Colombian striker Jasond Gonzalez arrived but he was just not good enough for the DStv Premiership.

According to new reports, Kaizer Chiefs have found a target. Incoming coach Nasreddine Nabi has recommended the Motswana international Tumisang Orebonye who has scored four goals in 15 goals for AS Rabat in Morocco.

“New Kaizer Chiefs coach Nasreddine Nabi will recommend the signing of Botswana international striker, Tumisang Orobonye, who’s also at ASFAR,” Unplayable reported.

FERNANDO DA CRUZ

In coaching news, Amakhosi have reportedly secured French coach Fernando Da Cruz as a free agent to assist Nasreddine Nabi. The 51-year-old is set to arrive in Johannesburg this week to begin pre-season as Nabi’s assistant coach.

“Da Cruz is now expected to arrive in Johannesburg this week to begin to lay the groundwork for incoming coach Nasreddine Nabi,” SABC Sports’ Mazola Molefe reported.

DA CRUZ’S PROFILE:

Wasquehal (France) – Assistant Manager

Lille (France) – Scout

Lille (France) – U19 Manager

Mouscron (Belgium) – Assistant Manager

Lille (France) – Academy Manager

Lille (France) – Reserve Team Manager

AS Rabat (Morocco) – Technical Director

AS Rabat (Morocco) – Coach

Furthermore, Nabi is expected to arrive after the conclusion of AS Rabat’s run in the Throne Cup semi-finals in Morocco.

NASREDDINE NABI’S FULL PROFILE

HONOURS

Tanzanian Premier League: 2021–22, 2022–23

FAT Cup: 2021–22, 2022–23

Community Shield: 2022

CAF Confederation Cup runner-up: 2022–23

PREVIOUS CLUBS

Al-Ahly Benghazi (Libya) 2013–2014

Al-Hilal (Sudan) 2015–2016

Ismaily (Egypt) 2019

PDHA (Italy) 2021

Al-Merrikh (Sudan) 2021

Young Africans (Tanzania) 2021-20223

AS FAR (Morocco)

Qualification: UEFA Pro Licence
Preferred Formation: 4-2-3-1.

According to the Moroccan journalist Ahmed Adala, Nabi will join Kaizer Chiefs with three assistants: Khalil Ben Youssef, Ilyes Mzoughi and a Tunisian physical trainer.

“The Tunisian, Champion of Tanzania and finalist of the 2023 CAF Cup with Young Africans, winner of the same competition while coaching AC Leopards in 2012, will first finish the season with his current club in Morocco before leaving in South Africa.

“Nabi will be accompanied in his new mission by Khalil Ben Youssef, Ilyes Mzoughi and a Tunisian physical trainer. AS FAR will play in the semi-final of the Coupe du Trône against Maghreb Fez in a few days,” the reporter concluded.

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