Kaizer Chiefs transfers: Three strikers moving, Nabi U-Turn?

Kaizer Chiefs transfers: Three strikers moving, Nabi U-Turn?

Kaizer Chiefs are in talks with several new strikers and a potential new manager in the shape of Nasreddine Nabi. Here’s the latest.

Kaizer Chiefs transfers: 19 June 2024

Jasond Gonzalez told to pack his bags

25-year-old Colombian striker Jasond Gonzalez failed to score for the club in 13 appearances across all competitions. He didn’t manage a single assist either. In April, iDiskiTimes reported that Chiefs wouldn’t sign the player permanently.

“Kaizer Chiefs have opted against taking the option in Jasond Gonzalez contract to make his loan move permanent. This publication has learnt, that the physical striker will return to Bolivian club Real Santa Cruz at the end of the 2023/24 season. His loan deal, which had an option to make the deal permanent for $180,000 (R3.3 million) will not be pursued further after failing to score in his 12 games for Amakhosi.” wrote the publication.

Jasond has flattered to deceive. Image: supplied

Mothiba is in contact with Kaizer Chiefs

Lebo Mothiba is no longer a Strasbourg player after his six-year stint with the Alsace club came to an end. Soccer-Laduma believes negotiations between Mothiba’s representatives and Kaizer Chiefs are moving along nicely; the player was even spotted at Naturena. Mothiba has 14 caps for South Africa and four goals. His last appearance in national colours, however, was in October 2023.

Nabi wants to bring Orebonye to Naturena

According to UnplayableZA on X, Nasreddine Nabi has zeroed in on Tumisang Orebonye as his first potential signing as head coach at Naturena. The 28-year-old striker plays under Nabi at FAR Rabat and has 40 caps for the Botswana National team alongside Amakhosi centre-back Thatayaone Ditlhokwe. The prolific hitman has four goals and an assist from 15 league appearances in 2023-2024. That’s a healthy ratio of direct goal contributions. Orebonye only joined the club in January on a long contract, so Chiefs would need to shell out a hefty transfer fee. The 1.80m striker, who has featured in this season’s CAF Champions League, is valued at €450k (R8.7 million) by transfermarkt.

Lebo Mothiba with Strasbourg. Image via @RCSA on X

Nabi U-Turn on the cards?

Soccer-Laduma has reported on news in Morocco that FAR Rabat are confident they can keep Nasreddine Nabi at the club.

“It seems the club (AS FAR) believes that the Tunisian (Nabi) tactician can be the man to take them forward into the latter stages of the competition. The same report claims that the chiefs at FAR and Nabi will convene for a meeting after their Moroccan Throne Cup semi-final against Maghreb Fes on Sunday, with it said it is then that they will try to convince him to stay on as they look to navigate the way forward for the team. It has been rumoured that FAR and Chiefs have already agreed on a compensation package for the North African mentor, so it seems it will be up to him as to whether or not he decides to stay in Rabat or leave for Johannesburg,” said their source.

Is it still in the bag for Amakhosi or is this a considerable spanner in the works?

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