Patrick Mabedi reveals Kaizer Chiefs' search for one more signing
Posted: 23 July 2018 Time: 13:00
Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach Patrick Mabedi has confirmed that the club is still in the process of strengthening one position, while they are happy with the rest of the squad.
Amakhosi have so far brought in four players in Khama Billiat, Virgil Vries, Letlhogonolo Mirwa and Andriamirado Andrianarimanana, with the latter’s transfer yet to be finalised.
Having played three pre-season fixtures thus far, management and supporters have been afforded a good look at the quality of the squad.
Mabedi, who had been acting coach while the club finalised the appointment of new coach Giovanni Solinas, said the club are happy with their business in the transfer market and are only in search of one more signing ahead of the start of the 2018/19 season.
“I think for now we’re happy with what we have. There’s only one position that we need to consider and we’re still busy looking into it – a left-back,” said Mabedi.
“For the rest of the positions, I think we’re sorted. It’s a matter of just giving the players time and then we’ll take it from there.”
The Glamour Boys currently have Philani Zulu and Mirwa fighting for the left-back position, having recently let go of Tsepo Masilela and Sibusiso Khumalo.
Meanwhile, following their defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns in the Shell Helix Ultra Cup, the former Chiefs skipper, who stood in for Solinas while he awaits a work permit, praised the players’ performance while downplaying the scoreline.
“I think we’re in a process of pre-season, and this game gave us a picture as coaches to see where we need to work on,” Mabedi explained.
“Sometimes in football you must not treat it for what you see in the current time. I think it’s very important most of the time, from what I’ve learnt, to have hiccups in the beginning.
“As time goes you’ll know that we’re on a mission, so games like these will give us an opportunity as coaches to go back and work on things that we see.
“But, I think I need to give credit to the players – they did well today. It’s just that when you play teams like Sundowns, you make a mistake and you’ll get punished.
“So, when it comes to overall play, I think I was happy and we’re looking forward to getting better, and just trying to work on those things that we figured out.”