Hunt: Chiefs may 'loan' Hlanti and co.


Kaizer Chiefs coach Gavin Hunt has provided an update on what the next steps are for players that have been training with the club.

Chiefs appeared to have made several signings despite the FIFA transfer ban that has been hanging over their head amid the appeal process before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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The club earlier confirmed that defender Sifiso Hlanti had started training with the first team, understandably with the view to being signed in the event that the ban was overturned, while several reports suggest that Phatutshedzo Nange and Brandon Petersen are also in Naturena.

With the CAS outcome having confirmed that Amakhosi will indeed be barred from registering any new players for the next two transfer windows, Hunt has now revealed the next steps they will be taking with the said players.

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"Right now, I'm going to have a meeting with the chairman, as we finish here, about those players and we're going to see what's going to happen," Hunt told the media on Thursday morning.

"Possibly we'll have to loan them out to get some playing [time], we can't leave a player not playing for so long, but I mean that's one of the options. I'm not sure what he thinks, but we'll discuss that."

While Chiefs may not register any new players, the FIFA ban does not prohibit the club from entering into contractual agreements with players and, while those players are not eligible to play, they could be eligible to be registered as free agents after the second transfer window under the terms of the ban in March 2021.

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