Absa Premiership

Buchanan set for Chiefs exit

2017-12-31 14:40
Keagan Buchanan (Gallo Images)

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 off-season.

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 continental football.

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."

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