Absa Premiership

Chiefs admit worldwide search for needed striker

2017-08-28 10:26
Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela has admitted the club's search for a forward globally is set to continue, with additions needed to the current squad of players.

The Glamour Boys have started the 2017/18 Premiership campaign in a seemingly less than certain fashion with a draw against Bloemfontein Celtic, as well as a 2-1 defeat to SuperSport United.

As such, the under fire mentor has revealed that bringing in reinforcements is a priority. He told reporters, "We're still battling. There's one thing we should understand. When you're working in a system, you are the system. It's very important for one - irrespective of pressure, not to become something like you are outside the system, you are the system.

"We're trying to sort out things. One of them, he's a striker, we have two slots and I mentioned in Bloemfontein that we’re trying to manipulate that before the window closes we get this person in to help us. If not then there’s going to be somebody good enough who has got his clearance even after the 31st. Then we'll go for them.

"There are players that we've targeted. I'm sure we’ve gone through a list of 20. It's not through our lack of willingness to get these players. One player we were looking at went to Turkey, another went to Greece. The other went to Sweden.

"In South America, in Europe, in Africa, we're searching, but we want to take the right decisions. I think the responsibility of any coach is that, when you take a decision, you're not taking it in your best interests, it's in the long-term interests of the club. You need to have the right player coming in."

Chiefs next face a trip to the in-form Cape Town City in a Absa Premiership clash at the Cape Town Stadium on September 13.

Kick off is at 19:30.

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