Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung has declared the club
has not yet closed its cheque book, despite having already signed a
raft of new players.
Amakhosi coach Stuart Baxter initially asked for a squad of 28
players for the new campaign, and Motaung has revealed there are
currently 27 players registered at Naturena.
Chiefs, however, continue to be linked with Santos attacker Erwin
Isaacs and Jomo Cosmos winger Matthew Rusike, who is currently training
with Ajax Cape Town, and Motaung admitted there is a possibility of
more players moving to the Soweto club before the close of the transfer
"Football is a funny business and you never close the cheque book
until the window period closes. So we are always on the lookout for
something exceptional and if we get that, then we always open the cheque
book," Motaung told Football411.
However, 'Bobsteak' has warned that Chiefs will only do business
for players who will add value to the squad, rather than ones who would
just make up the numbers.
"If the coach feels he still needs some more players then we will
sit down to discuss it and check if it is better than what we have,
that's how it goes," he added.
"We assisted the coach in getting the players that we felt could
cover some of the areas where we were lacking and in turn the coach is
going to speak to us soon about where he feels we need to strengthen
and, like I said, we will first look at what we have once he makes his
recommendations and then act on it.
"As it stands, the coach is happy with the team and he has no
complaints, but if he feels there is something out there that's better
than what we have then we are going to bring that player on board,"
Chiefs have already brought in Eric Mathoho, Sakhile Hlongwa,
Morgan Gould, Nhlanhla Khuzwayo, Siboniso Gaxa, Siyabonga Nkosi and
Kingston Nkhatha during the off-season.