South African Premier Soccer League giants Kaizer Chiefs appear to be favourites to land the signature of Zesco United’s red hot striker Lazarous Kambole.

The Zambian international striker has been in prolific form the Ndola based side in the last two years having 48 goals in all competitions and this includes the CAF Champions League and the CAF Confederations Cup.

SABC Sport understands that Kambole has been to Naturena already and he’s agreed personal terms with Amakhosi and also the talks between Chiefs and Zesco were said to be progressing well. But the 25-year-old says nothing has been finalised yet.

Kambole will spearhead Zambia’s attack in the COSAFA Cup semi-final against Zimbabwe at the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban on Wednesday evening.

For a very long time, Pirates had shown interest in signing Kambole and were leading the race but things have changed with the player said to be preferring a move to Naturena. He’s not your ordinary attacker and is also reported to be good friends with Amakhosi and Zimbabwean international attacker Khama Billiat.

Kambole’s five-minute hat-trick against Mbabane Swallows of Swaziland in the CAF Champions League group stages last year was confirmed by CAF as the fastest in the history of the tournament.

Zambian strikers have hardly disappointed in the PSL, you can take this from the days of Christopher Katongo, Collins Mbesuma, the late Denis Lota and the latest finds at Orlando Pirates Justin Shonga and Augustine Mulenga. Kambole believes that the PSL will be a perfect platform for him too.

Chiefs has been struggling in the past four seasons, failing to win silverware since the departure of Stuart Baxter.

This past season, their attack was heavily reliant on Billiat who scored 17 goals in all competitions.

It was for the first time since the departure of Knowledge Musona that an attacker at Chiefs had reached double digits. Can Kambole handle this Chiefs pressure? – Report by Velile Mnyandu