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The leading forward will join the Chiefs if Castro and Kambole are eliminated

Chiefs are currently third in the DStv Premiership standings, a full 18 points behind runaway leaders Sundowns (albeit with three games in hand).

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During the recently closed January transfer window, Sundowns completed the signing of Erwin Saavedra, Bradley “Surprise” Ralani and Teboho Mokoena, while Chiefs only emerged late on deadline day to say so “renewed the contracts of seven of the club’s most promising players”.

In that announcement, it was revealed that Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, Sabelo Radebe, Happy Mashiane, Reeve Frosler, Keletso Sifama, Bruce Bvuma and Thabo Mokoena had all written new deals.

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Despite the fact that numerous rumors swirled around the possible arrival of Siyethemba Sithebe from AmaZulu, this deal did not materialize at the time.

Amakhosi had signed 10 players but released 10 before the start of the 2021/22 season. However, Baxter has now highlighted that there would be “ratings” and in all likelihood more activity in the next transfer window.

After a seventh season without silverware, it was highlighted that the exit of Leonardo Castro and Lazarous Kambole should free up around R10million, while the expected departure of Samir Nurkovic will add another R6million to available funds.

It has also led to Chiefs openly searching for a new forward Kickoff.comAmakhosi is keen to land the Chippa United striker bienvenu Eva Nga to Natura.

The report suggests Nga is out of contract at the end of June and could join Chiefs as a free agent if the various parties are able to sign terms that appear to have been agreed upon.

The 29-year-old Nga, who hails from Cameroon, first appeared on the South African football scene when he joined Bidvest Wits in January 2020 before subsequently joining Chippa where he has been in regular scoring form.

It remains to be seen if he could be a good fit with Chiefs, where Baxter said they are currently doing roster reviews.

“We try to look at the successes, the ones that haven’t been so successful, the ones we can trade, the ones we can take off, the ones we can bring in and all of that goes within the club.

“My expectation is that we will do that at the end of the season. Right now I have the team I have and they are working as hard as they can.”

In a comprehensive report on Kickoff.comThe website has revealed how Chiefs could have up to R20m available during the next transfer window to target new recruits.

There are also no guarantees that Bernard Parker, Kearyn Baccus, Daniel Akpeyi and Daniel Cardoso will stay with Naturena.

At the start of the Nedbank Cup, the Chiefs coach also spoke about the quiet transfer period in January

Baxter said he understands some backers’ frustration at the lack of transfer activity but provided a detailed explanation as to why.

“I think it’s easy to have those perceptions [no ambition]Given what’s going on, I can’t say I don’t understand how fans are feeling,” Baxter said journalists.

“I can’t say I don’t get it, but I can assure you there’s a lot more to it [that] goes further in terms of targeting people, gets hit back and realizes there is a club that holds all the trumps in the open market.

“So if we’re interested in a player that they’re interested in, chances are he’ll go there. So we have to be smart about recruitment and I think we tried to do that and probably what we had at our disposal – we found that there’s not going to be a gap between us and Sundowns at this point.

“In that respect, I don’t think it’s a lack of ambition, but realism that hits the mark. Now I think we need to keep working on it,” he continued.

“We need to do this for two reasons; Firstly, because an ambitious football club does it, and secondly, we have to keep telling the fans that we are not resting on our laurels or waiting for next year, but are active in the market.”

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The leading forward will join the Chiefs if Castro and Kambole are eliminated

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