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Kaizer Chiefs keeping tabs on Thanda Royal Zulu’s Mhlengi Cele

Posted: 20 November 2016 Time: 20:49

Kaizer Chiefs could be targeting in-form National First Division striker Mhlengi Cele to solve their goal-scoring problems.

Cele has been in fine form this season, netting 12 goals and leading the scoring charts in the division, powering his KwaZulu-Natal club to a five-point lead in the standings.

The 29-year-old’s future could however lie in Gauteng, with Chiefs coach Steve Komphela and manager Bobby Motaung in attendance to watch AmaZulu’s league clash against Thanda at Umlazi’s King Zwelithini Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

It’s no secret that the Amakhosi frontline has yet to fire this season, with Michelle Katsvairo the only striker to have netted in the league thus far this season, as Komphela and Motaung were spotted spreading their scouting networks in Botswana over the recent Fifa break.

The Glamour Boys could however be sizing up a local replacement, with Komphela keenly observing the striker’s movements in Sunday’s goalless draw, as he narrows down his January transfer window potential signings list.

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Thanda coach Roger Sikhakhane has however insisted his star striker is still contracted to the club, fending off any rumours when told that Cele was being watched.

“That department is not in my portfolio and I don’t know who was here but it is not my department,” Sikhakhane said after the game. “It is for the management to decide on transfers of players and selling.

“But Cele is our player and he is contracted to the club - he’s got a two-year contract.”

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Following Saturday’s loss against Sundowns, Chiefs won’t have it easy midweek as they come up against former coach Stuart Baxter and his in-form SuperSport United side on Wednesday evening.

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Article by: Robin-Duke Madlala
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