Chiefs opt out of Bosnian signing

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Bosnia and Herzegovina defender Djordje Cosic’s move to the PSL has suffered a blow with Kaizer Chiefs appearing to take the route of pursuing other options in reinforcing their defence.

Cosic is a towering left-footed defender who can play at both left-back and in central defence.

He is currently on the books of Bosnia and Herzegovina champions FK Borac Banja Luka, with whom he has already played for in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers.

In the 2021/22 season already underway, he has played all three games while he featured in 31 last term and has been a regular through all his time at the club.

Information reaching this website is that Chiefs initially raised a hand of interest and went as far as discussing the figures that would be involved in bringing him to the club.

However, the subsequent change of coaches and signing of Njabulo Ngcobo from Swallows appears to have frozen their initial interest, after having earlier also agreed to sign Sifiso Hlanti.

Chiefs now have Mulomowandau Mathoho, Daniel Cardoso, Siyabonga Ngezana and Ngcobo as options in central defence, while Yagan Sasman, Philani Zulu, Siphosakhe Ntiya-Ntiya and Hlanti are all left-footed options available.

Amakhosi have been considering various other left-footed options, including Sao Tome and Principe international Jardel Nazare, who had a medical after spending some time training with the club during Gavin Hunt's time but has not been signed.

Cusic has played all his career in his home country, having started at FK Zvijezda 09 then moving to FK Drina Zvornik, NK Vitez, HSK Zrinjski Mostar before arriving at Borac Banja Luka.

His name was also thrown into the Mamelodi Sundowns shopping basket, but this too was not checked out.

Meanwhile, two more Bosnians – Igor Makitan and Vasilije Kolak – have been linked with a move to fellow DStv Premiership outfit TS Galaxy.

Makitan is a defender, while Kolak is a goalkeeper, and both spent the past season fighting to avoid relegation at FC Krupa.

The duo is not related in their home country with those that have watched them suggesting there is nothing special. 

Boris Savic (once on the books of Moroka Swallows) is the only Bosnian to ever play in the PSL before. 

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