Kaizer Chiefs' best transfer window in years?

Kaizer Motaung Jr & Yusuf Maart, Kaizer Chiefs, June 2022
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There is still a month to go before the window closes on September 22 - later than usual due to Fifa's ruling to compensate for Covid-19 challenges

So far, there are positive suggestions that Kaizer Chiefs have done well in the PSL transfer window.

Over the past few seasons, Amakhosi's transfer business has been questionable and with no trophies in seven years, clearly not a success.

The early signs are that the Glamour Boys have done some good deals in the current window. They also cleared out some of the old guard in order to freshen things up.

  1. Zitha Kwinika
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    Zitha Kwinika

    In the centre of defence, Zitha Kwinika has been a revelation. He’s added steel and composure and looks like he’s been playing for Amakhosi for years. Just what the team needs, and the former Stellies skipper is looking set to form a solid partnership with Njabulo Ngcobo.

  2. Yusuf Maart
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    Yusuf Maart

    The Bafana Bafana midfielder has been superb for Chiefs in the engine room, giving the team added thrust, energy and quality in that key area.

    The box-to-box player will unfortunately be out for a couple of matches after being red-carded against Richards Bay on Saturday.

  3. Siyethemba Sithebe
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    Siyethemba Sithebe

    Another one making a positive impact is ex-AmaZulu man Sithebe. He's performed well in front of Maart in the heart of midfield and has started all games so far, adding guile and ball-winning presence to the team.

  4. Dillon Solomons
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    Dillon Solomons

    At right-back, Dillon Solomons has been excellent so far and could be set for a very successful stay in the black and gold if he keeps going the way he has.

    Powerful and fit, Solomons held his cool to net a vital penalty in the 1-0 win over Richards Bay and has shown great commitment in defence while also using his pace to good affect in attack.

  5. Ashley du Preez
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    Ashley du Preez

    Also one to make a bright start is du Preez. He scored a well-taken goal against Maritzburg United and has looked bright and bubbly, up for the challenge, since joining from Stellenbosch. Du Preez’s pace is going to make Chiefs a bigger threat up front this season, though for now, he’s sidelined with an injury after playing just twice.

  6. Lehlogonolo Matlou
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    Lehlogonolo Matlou

    The verdict is still out, but in a 45-minute run against Maritzburg, Matlou looked exciting at times.

  7. Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana and Edmilson Dove
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    Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana and Edmilson Dove

    Dove, yet to play while waiting for his paperwork to go through, should offer good cover at left-back and could prove an astute acquisition from Cape Town City.

    With Bimenyimana, there was the appearance that Chiefs backtracked on their initial decision not to sign him. The Burundi striker will be hoping to prove to fans that the club made the right call by bringing him on board after all.