Absa Premiership

Why Chiefs said 'NO' to Italian playmaker

2016-10-11 11:27
Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs have revealed the reasons behind why the club will not be looking to sign Italian playmaker Gerardo Eliano Cozzolino.

The 25-year-old had been on trial at Naturena and had reportedly impressed coach Steve Komphela's assistant coach, John Paintsil.

The Italian-born player, who currently resides in Cape Town, was recently on a two-week trial with Chiefs after being spotted playing for ABC Motsepe League side Atlantic Nacional.

A source told Soccer Laduma that Cozzolino was a talented playmaker who read the game well.

"They're actually looking for a playmaker with a good shot and ball control.

"He doesn't have great pace, but you wouldn't expect that from a playmaker anyway. Chiefs' goalkeeper coach Alexandre Revoredo also liked him a lot. He said he'd sign him if it was up to him."

Nonetheless, it seems the club have opted against signing the attacking midfielder after deciding there are already enough options available in the midfield department.

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