Kaizer Chiefs could face a potential dilemma of their foreign quota following the acquisition of Zambian forward Lazarous Kambole.
The club have reached their maximum of five foreign players for the upcoming 2018/19 season and will have to release in order to add anymore, in accordance with Rule 34 of the NSL (PSL) Handbook.
If reports are anything to go buy, The Glamour Boys have been linked to 25-year-old Ghanaian box-to-box midfielder James Kotei of Tanzanian Premier League champions Simba SC.
Kotei was crowned best midfielder at the club for the 2018/19 season, after starring in their championship campaign, as well as their 12 matches en route their maiden CAF Champions League quarterfinal earlier this year.
But after bringing in Kambole, Chiefs now have Daniel Akpeyi (Nigeria), Teenage Hadebe (Zimbabwe), Adriamirado Andrianarimanana (Madagascar) and Leonardo Castro (Colombia) on their books.
With Akpeyi closest to naturalisation eligibility in a year’s time, the club will have to decide between releasing or deregistering of their stars, if they are indeed to go after Kotei.
According to a report on Ghanasoccernet, “An official bid from Kaizer Chiefs for the services of the talented footballer [Kotei] is expected in the coming weeks with negotiations currently on going.”
It was earlier reported on KickOff.com that Amakhosi were looking to offload Castro, who has not lived up to expectation since arriving from Mamelodi Sundowns in January 2018.