Players that Kaizer Chiefs should sign in January

Kaizer Chiefs has a history of attracting big-name players, but their recent transfer business has been far from spectacular.

Given the barren two-and-a-half years at Naturena, Amakhosi could do with some recruits that will turn their fortunes around in the second half of the 2017/18 season as the January transfer window approaches.

The likes of Itumeleng Khune, Willard Katsande and Siphiwe Tshabalala have been invaluable for Steve Komphela in recent times; however, the same cannot be said for the rest of the squad who have lacked consistency.

At the back, Bidvest Wits skipper Thulani Hlatshwayo has been touted as a central defensive option that can bring the much-needed leadership that was lost following the departure of Tefu Mashamaite.

“‘Tyson’ leads from the front, irrespective of whether he is a captain or not. He brings aerial and physical dominance to the defence, is a good team player and brings a disciplined approach to his game,” Hlatshwayo’s mentor Mike Ntombela says on Page 9.

In midfield, Chiefs could do with someone to compete with central defensive hardman Willard Katsande – someone who is just as industrious, offers vast experience but can also offer a bit more in attack.

“Competition and depth is always good, and that’s something that Chiefs need. They could do with someone of [Andile] Jali’s quality,” adds former Glamour Boys midfielder Stanton ‘Stiga’ Fredericks on Page 10.

The value of Sundowns attacker Themba Zwane is also punted by his former coach Alex Bapela, while ex-Chiefs striker Marks Maponyane believes SuperSport United hitman Jeremy Brockie would be a force up front.

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