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Kaizer Chiefs to replenish squad as new signings fade?

10:04 GMT 21/11/2022
Kaizer Chiefs, October 2022
Amakhosi's new signings have been hit and miss, and the Glamour boys could dip into the transfer window again.

While a lot of the new Kaizer Chiefs signings made a bright start to the campaign, several have gone off the boil in recent weeks.

It therefore won't be surprising if Amakhosi use the World Cup break to either look at some trialists, or in the absence of many options outside the transfer window, plan ahead as to who they may target in January.

Head coach Arthur Zwane also recently admitted that the club needs to be more diligent when it comes to making new signings.

At what is effectively a mid-season break, GOAL looks at how the new men have done and assesses whether they've added much value to the side.

  • Zitha Kwinika, Kaizer Chiefs, July 2022

    Zitha Kwinika - 7

    The tough-tackling centre-back remains the best signing Amakhosi made in pre-season. However, after some a series of near faultless performances in the opening few months, the ex-Stellenbosch FC defender has allowed a few errors to creep into his game over the past few weeks.

    He failed to make the latest Bafana squad and also was not chosen by the fans to line up in the Carling Black Label Cup. Overall though, it must be said Kwinika looks a good signing.

  • Yusuf Maart Kaizer Chiefs

    Yusuf Maart - 7

    Overall Maart has been a solid signing for Chiefs and his goal from inside his own half against Orlando Pirates is in the legendary category. Did go through a slight slip in form which resulted in him losing his Bafana place, but nonetheless, Maart is one of Amakhosi's better acquisitions.

  • Edmilson Dove, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2022

    Edmilson Dove - 6.5

    The left-footer was a late signing, but has ended up doing pretty well as a stop-gap centre-back. Has made a couple of mistakes, but not costly ones for the most part, and can be pleased with his contributions. Dove is arguably one of the better recent arrivals and along with Maart was one of only two new signings chosen by the fans for the Black Label starting XI.

  • Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana Kaizer Chiefs

    Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana 6.5

    The Burundi international has netted six goals, though four of those were penalties.

    Question marks though remain over his technique and his reliability - be it through injuries or suspensions he seems a temperamental type of player.

  • Dillon Solomons, Kaizer Chiefs, August 2022

    Dillon Solomons - 6

    Started strongly for Amakhosi but has not really been able to keep the momentum and consistency going.

  • Ashley Du Preez Kaizer Chiefs

    Ashley du Preez - 5.5

    The talent and speed are there, but the composure and consistency have too often been missing. Chiefs have been crying out for a reliable striker but unfortunately, Du Preez is yet to convince he's that player.

  • Siyethemba Sithebe of Kaizer Chiefs.

    Siyethemba Sithebe - 5.5

    The former AmaZulu midfielder was a regular starter in the opening weeks of the season but has become less and less influential and has barely played over the past month. Seemingly not an upgrade on the Glamour Boys' multitude of midfield options.

  • Lehlogonolo Matlou of Kaizer Chiefs.

    Lehlogonolo Matlou - 5.5

    Another signing from Swallows, Matlou has had a few decent performances. But he's playing in a position - central midfield - where Amakhosi are very well stocked for options and has not yet shown he's really capable of taking the team to the next level.

  • Kamohelo Mahlatsi, Kaizer Chiefs, September 2022

    Kamohelo Mahlatsi - 4

    The winger signing from Swallows FC has played only 19 minutes in the league and 12 minutes in the cup and is yet to suggest he'll add anything to the Glamour Boys.