Another twist in Kotei's Chiefs exit


Despite reports having earlier indicated that Kaizer Chiefs midfielder James Kotei was on the verge of a return to Tanzania, it has now been suggested that he could sign elsewhere.

Chiefs are looking to offload Kotei so as to make room for expected new signing Anthony Akumu, who was last month released by Zambian giants ZESCO United.

Tanzanian media on Saturday reported that Kotei had arrived in Dar es Salaam to finalise negotiatons with top flight side Young Africans SC, also known as 'Yanga'.

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The 26-year-old Ghanaian had previously been linked with a return to Simba SC, from whom he joined Amakhosi at the start of the season. However, due to foreign quota limitations, arch rivals Yanga had since stepped in to lure the player across to their stable.

In another twist, media have since linked Kotei with a potential switch to ZESCO, who are reportedly eager to replace Akumu.

Meanwhile, Ernst Middendorp confirmed, after their 3-0 victory over Cape Town City at FNB on Sunday, that the whereabouts of Kotei were unknown after he disappeared from training last week.

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"Actually, I can't really give you an answer on where you should or could be satisfied. He was not at the training session this morning [Sunday]," confirmed Middendorp.

"Yesterday, he was also not, so that's the first part. I don't know where he is or what is at stake."

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