Chiefs midfielder's future in doubt

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Andriamirado Andrianarimanana’s future at the club remains uncertain following his failed move to Black Leopards.

Andrianarimanana has been left out in the cold after Chiefs registered Daniel Akpeyi, James Kotei, Lazarous Kambole, Leonardo Castro and Samir Nurkovic as their allotted five foreign nationals for the 2019/20 season.

The Madagascan international was expected to complete a loan move earlier this month to Black Leopards, who initially confirmed the move before later deleting their social media post, but the deal looks to have fallen through, allegedly because it was leaked.

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The 28-year-old had earlier relinquished his jersey number to new signing Kearyn Baccus, suggesting that he would be sacrificed, but no further communication has been made by Amakhosi.

Despite his showing towards the end of last season, which had many supporters optimistic of his potential, and his turning out for the Barea at their maiden Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt recently, the former Fosa Juniors midfielder is currently out in the cold.

KickOff.com have since been informed that no new developments are on the table for ‘Dax’ with regards to a move away from Naturena, while the other option the club could explore is to terminate his contract.

Attempts to reach Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung or club communications officer Vina Maphosa proved unsuccessful at the time of publishing.

Meanwhile, the PSL’s head of communications Luxolo September has confirmed that only five foreigners have been registered by The Glamour Boys, with Andrianarimanana not being one of them, in accordance with Rule 34.2 on the NSL Handbook.

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