Kaizer Chiefs have a massive battle on their hands ahead of next season, with the club currently missing out on some big-name transfer targets.
Chiefs are currently serving a one-year FIFA transfer ban, which includes the upcoming transfer window ahead of the 2020/21 season as well as next year's mid-season window that usually runs for the month of January.
The Covid-19 pandemic, however, may have helped their bid to overturn the ban as their CAS appeal is set to be heard in September.
At present, the club has written to FIFA to request a temporary suspension of their ban until their appeal is heard, but have not had a favourable response as yet.
In the meantime, Amakhosi are missing out on the free-for-all at Bidvest Wits, where at least three players have been linked with the club since news broke that Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila have bought their PSL status.
The likes of Buhle Mkhwanazi, Thabang Monare and Sifiso Hlanti have all been earmarked for moves to Naturena and could be available on free transfers once Wits’ sale is approved by the League’s executive committee.
Another option is also former Orlando Pirates winger Thabo Rakhale, who is on the verge of walking away from Chippa United at the end of his contract next week.
Football manager Bobby Motaung will have to wait with bated breath to learn the outcome of their request to FIFA or their appeal to CAS, before getting to dip his fingers into the market.