New Striker at Kaizer Chiefs? Free Agent Bafana Bafana Star Spotted at Naturena

New Striker at Kaizer Chiefs? Free Agent Bafana Bafana Star Spotted at Naturena

Edwin Kiplagat
June 14, 2024 at 7:45 PM
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  • A Bafana Bafana international was reportedly spotted at Naturena raising questions about Kaizer Chiefs' plans this off-season
  • Amakhosi are looking to reinforce several positions following a dismal 2023/24 campaign, which was their worst in the PSL era
  • The club is also searching for a new head coach, and multiple reports indicate AS FAR Rabat coach, Nasreddine Nabi, the favourite

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It appears Kaizer Chiefs have kicked off their off-season business.

An out-of-contract Bafana Bafana striker was seen at Naturena, perhaps to discuss a possible deal with Amakhosi.

The club is looking to strengthen their squad this offseason following a dismal 2023/24, where they finished 10th in the league and ended the campaign trophyless.

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Lebo Mothiba has spent the last few years in Europe, but Kaizer Chiefs have been linked with the Bafana Bafana striker. Photo by Marcio Machado/Eurasia Sport Images.
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According to Far Post, free agent, Lebo Mothiba, was spotted at Naturena on Friday, June 14, as he looks for a new home after his contract with French Ligue 1 side, Strasbourg.

The report adds that the 28-year-old might have held talks with the club's hierarchy about a possible transfer. Mothiba is recovering from an injury that made him miss the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

He played in Strasbourg's first 16 league games but missed the remaining 18, ending the season with three goals.

The former Lille star spent five seasons at Strasbourg and scored 20 goals in 96 appearances in all competitions, per Transfermarkt.

Amakhosi probably identified Mothiba as the solution to their goal scoring problem. He addressed his future earlier this month.

“Here in South Africa, I don’t know anything about [a move]. I have not spoken to any team here in South Africa; I don’t know what is happening. But my main focus is healing my knee, coming back and continuing playing in Europe,” per Far Post.

Will Kaizer Chiefs secure his signature?

What is Kaizer Chiefs' biggest problem?

Sports Brief also previously reported on Tefu Mashamaite, underlining the major problem Kaizer Chiefs must address to become a force again.

The retired defender called on the Glamour Boys to create a winning culture, stressing that players aren't always at fault when things don't work.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.