FIVE dream signings for Kaizer Chiefs and what they’ll cost

Kaizer Chiefs are in desperate need of a facelift. Here’s a suggested list of dream signings to improve their spine and boost their title credentials.

Dream Kaizer Chiefs signings and projected costs

Our Chiefs wish list is purely based on opinion. It covers every department of the pitch, and you’ll see how right now.

Salim Magoola – Free

Chiefs were reportedly interested in signing Nigeria and Chippa goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali. However, the 27-year-old, who was a standout performer at Afcon with the Super Eagles, would fetch a transfer fee of over R35 Million. According to iDiski Times, Amakhosi are looking at the potential free transfer of Richards Bay keeper Salim Magoola. The Natal Rich Boys are struggling to fend off relegation this season. Magoola has kept only four clean sheets in 19 league appearances this term.

Signing the Ugandan would be a gamble, but a relatively risk-free one considering he’d be a free agent.

Salim Magoola of Richards Bay FC during the 2023 Carling Knockout media day for Richards Bay at Empangeni High School Fields in KwaZulu-Natal on 2 November 2023 Photo: Gerhard Duraan/BackpagePix

Kegan Johannes – R7 Million

According to the latest media reports, rumoured Kaizer Chiefs target Kegan Johannes has signed a new deal with Matsatsantsa. The versatile Cape Town-born 23-year-old can operate in several positions, specialising at right back but he’s more than comfortable in the centre. Johannes has appeared 16 times in the league this term. His versatility would be a huge bonus for the incoming boss and solve a problem position on the right side of defence.

Fawaaz Basadien – R9 Million

It’s not going to be easy to prize the Stellies left-back away from the Winelands, seeing as though he’s reportedly signed a new deal with Steve Barker’s high-flying team. Will he want to move away from such an ambitious project? Amakhosi may need to cough up a relatively large sum. With Sifiso Hlanti on his way out of Naturena, it’s a deal that the club will be keen to tie up.

Sphephelo Sithole – R18 Million

Tondela and Bafana Bafana man nicknamed ‘Yaya’ churned out some storming performances at Afcon 2023. He’s appeared 17 times in the second-tier of Portuguese football this term, scoring twice and assisting twice. With reported interest from Italy’s Serie A, the combative 25-year-old midfield maestro won’t come cheap.

Bafana Bafana midfielder Sphephelo Sithole says he hopes the Afcon tournament can open doors for him. Image: (@SphepheloSithole/Instagram)

Iqraam Rayners – R15 Million

The red-hoot attacker is another man who might need some serious convincing to leave Stellenbosch. He’s in outstanding form this season, bagging eight goals and two assists in 21 league appearances. He’s also shone in the Nedbank Cup, providing a goal and five assists in three appearances.

Elias Mokwana – R20 Million

According to a report from iDiski Times, it would take R35 million to prize Elias Mokwana, Babina Noko’s jewel in the crown, away from Sekhukhune. Let’s be realistic, that number will drop sharply once Sekhukhune receives some formal offers for the Bafana Bafana man. He’s got four goals and four assists in 18 league appearances this term, a stellar output for a wideman.

Do you think these are realistic targets and figures? Let us know in the comments section below.

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