Chiefs set to reshuffle foreign quota

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KickOff.com has been informed that Kaizer Chiefs are working on reshuffling their foreign quota in this January transfer window with at least one non-South Africa set to be either released or loaned out.

Word is that efforts are being made to move Lazarous Kambole out before the expiry of his contract at the end of June.

The Zambian is in his third year at Chiefs but has delivered close to nothing which is why he was placed on the transfer list at the beginning of the season.

He has played just five minutes this season scoring once and is evidently so down the pecking order that he has struggled to play even when both Samir Nurkovic and Leonardo Castro were out injured.

For a forward, his numbers are poor with only two goals to his name in 42 appearances since arriving at Chiefs.

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It is for that reason that the club is keen to move him out to open further foreign space with the prospect of bringing in Ethiopian striker Abubeker Nasir Ahmed.

Nasir played in all three group games for Ethiopia at the Afcon finals and arrives back home tonight from Cameroon.

The 21-year-old remains in the books of BetKing Ethiopian Premier League club Ethiopian Coffee (Ethiopia Bunna) and is close to former Orlando Pirates forward Fikru Lemessa Tefera.

Tefera is a respected figure in Ethiopian football.

Nasir was the top scorer in the Ethiopian Premier League last season with 29 goals and has so far bagged four in the new season.

The Chiefs foreign quota has Nurkovic, Kambole, Teddy Akumu while Daniel Akpeyi and Castro already qualify for permanent residence which is held by Khama Billiat (who is now playing as a non-foreigner).

AmaKhosi have been willing to listen to offers for Nurkovic but he is injured while Castro’s stay beyond the expiry of his contract in June is not guaranteed.

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