...By Lola Smith for TDPel Media.
Kaizer Chiefs, a prominent South African football club, has expressed dissatisfaction with Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana’s debut season and is now actively seeking a replacement who has proven quality in the Premier Soccer League (PSL).
Kaizer Chiefs’ Interest in Ranga Chivaviro
In their pursuit of reinforcing their attacking prowess, Kaizer Chiefs has set their sights on Marumo Gallants’ striker, Ranga Chivaviro.
The 30-year-old player had an exceptional individual season in the PSL, standing out amidst a disappointing campaign for the relegated Marumo Gallants.
Chivaviro joined the Limpopo-based club at the beginning of the season, signing a one-year deal with the option for another year.
His notable performance includes scoring 17 goals across all competitions, with 10 goals in the league.
Uncertainty Surrounding Chivaviro’s Future
As Marumo Gallants have been relegated, Chivaviro’s situation at the club remains unclear.
Abram Sello, the chairman of Marumo Gallants, stated that Chivaviro signed a one-year deal with an option for another year.
The club plans to hold discussions with the player and his agent to determine his future, considering their participation in the Motsepe Foundation Championship.
Kaizer Chiefs Contacts Chivaviro’s Camp
A source within Kaizer Chiefs confirmed that the club has reached out to Chivaviro’s management team, expressing their interest in signing him.
If negotiations progress positively, both parties will meet in the coming week to discuss the potential transfer.
Chiefs view Chivaviro as a direct replacement for Caleb Bimenyimana, as they have been unconvinced by the latter’s performances.
Chivaviro’s Impressive Goal-Scoring Record
Ranga Chivaviro, nicknamed ‘Ranga Tanga,’ has made a significant impact this season, scoring a total of 17 goals across various competitions.
Out of these, 10 goals were in the DStv Premiership, with an additional seven goals in the CAF Confederation Cup.
Conclusion: Kaizer Chiefs Pursuing Chivaviro as Caleb Bimenyimana’s Potential Replacement
Kaizer Chiefs is actively pursuing the signing of Ranga Chivaviro from Marumo Gallants as they aim to strengthen their attacking options.
With Caleb Bimenyimana falling short of expectations, the club seeks a proven PSL talent to fill the void.
Discussions between Kaizer Chiefs and Chivaviro’s representatives will determine the feasibility of the transfer.