Mohammed Anas grateful to Kaizer Chiefs, would jump at chance to join Amakhosi
Posted: 30 May 2017 Time: 14:18
Free State Stars striker Mohammed Anas says he will be forever grateful to Kaizer Chiefs and Steve Komphela for the role they played in his career, and would not even hesitate returning to Naturena.
In 2013, the 23-year-old striker was at Chiefs for a pre-season camp for almost two weeks in the Stuart Baxter era but fell short of signing a contract as the club instead opted to land Knowledge Musona from his then German club TSG Hoffenheim on a season-long loan deal.
However, Amakhosi management did not leave the Ghanaian stranded as they instead arranged for the player a move to a Komphela-coached Maritzburg United, and Anas admits he will be forever grateful to Chiefs for igniting his PSL career.
"If it wasn't for Chiefs, I wouldn't be in South Africa,” Anas tells KickOff.com.
"Kaizer Chiefs is the team that brought me to this country. I was playing in Swaziland and Doctor Khumalo saw me playing there and he told me to come to Chiefs.
"I will be happy if I can join Chiefs, if an offer can come. But if the offer comes it will be between my agent and my club, Free State Stars."
Anas did, however, say he would jump at the chance to work with Komphela again.
"I did play for Steve before and I put him in the top eight at Maritzburg. I would love to reunite with Steve one day as he is the one who made me, and the assistant [John Paintsil] there is from my home country, we are both Ghanaians and we also played together at Maritzburg."