Cape Town - Kaizer
Chiefs playmaker Keagan Buchanan looks set to leave the club imminently
with a return to Cape Town mooted ahead of the January transfer window.
Goal South Africa revealed that Cape Town City are in
advanced talks with Amakhosi over a temporary switch for the technically
gifted midfielder, who struggled to earn a regular starting-berth at
Naturena since joining the club from Bloemfontein Celtic in 2016.
Maritzburg United was also said to be keen on his services after
failing with a move for the former FC Cape Town playmaker in the
However, Chiefs prefer the offer from the Citizens, as they would like the 25-year-old to return at the end of the loan spell.
With only one assist in three league appearances, Buchanan would
arrive at Benni McCarthy's title-chasing side well short of match
fitness - but the head coach of the Blue and Gold Army was vocal of
securing experienced players in a bid to handle the rigours of
City qualified for the CAF Confederation Cup after securing a
third-place league finish in their maiden season in the South African
top-flight in the 2016/17 campaign.
"A couple more quality players wouldn't be bad; if we can get some
good experienced players who have played for teams that have already
played in Africa, that could help," McCarthy told Kickoff.
"We do have a lot of young boys out there ... I'm not saying we want
old players, but just guys with some experience in Africa as you don't
want to go into the unknown with the attitude of 'oh we'll see what
happens' and then you get the shock of your life and get knocked out in
the first round - we don’t want that.
"So it would be good to add some quality that knows what they’ll be up against when they go to Africa."