Kaizer Chiefs football manager, Bobby Motaung, believes the three new players signed, will solve the club’s goal-scoring problems and help it challenge for both the Absa Premiership and Nedbank Cup titles.
Chiefs have been the busiest of the Absa Premiership teams during the transfer window, signing Siphelele Ntshangase, Leonardo Castro and Kabelo Mahlasela.
Motaung also said that Dutchman Rob Hutting was contracted as Technical Advisor and will not be a replacement for coach, Steve Komphela.
The powers that be at Naturena seem to have heeded the fans’ calls to bolster the squad with quality players.
In the past, the supporters complained that the club either signed players that weren’t of high quality or free agents who came cheap.
But the signing of Ntshangase, Castro and Mahlasela seem to have excited the fans.
And the quality of players signed, seem to be what’s needed with the club’s league stats showing it plays too many draws and has only scored 13 goals in its 16 matches.
Kaizer Chiefs Coach Steve Komphela says, “Chiefs must score and not that Chiefs is defensive. So with these signings like these we’re looking to rectify that.”
Ntshangase, whose dream was to don the gold and black jersey, believes with the quality at the club, goals will come.
Castro might make his debut together with Ntshangase on Saturday against Polokwane City with his work permit expected to be ready before then.
Meanwhile, the club has explained that Hutting takes the position of Conti Khubeka and will assist both the development squad and the first team.