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.

Read more on:    kaizer chiefs  |  psl  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Baroka FC v Free State Stars, New Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Tuesday, 02 October 2018
Cape Town City v Wits, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
AmaZulu v Maritzburg United, King Zwelithini Stadium 19:30
Highlands Park v Kaizer Chiefs, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v SuperSport United, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Wednesday, 03 October 2018
Bloemfontein Celtic v Mamelodi Sundowns, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
Chippa United v Free State Stars, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Golden Arrows, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Black Leopards v Baroka FC, Thohoyandou Stadium 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.