Kaizer Chiefs have announced the signing Mamelodi Sundowns captain Ramahlwe Mphahlele among the eight new players brought in bolster their squad ahead of the 2016-17 season.
With the 2016-17 Absa Premiership campaign rapidly approaching, the Soweto giants have unveiled a list of new players in the hopes of putting their disappointing 2015-16 season behind them.
Under coach Steve Komphela Chiefs finished fifth on the Absa Premiership table after failing to secure any silverware, after competing in both the MTN8 and Telkom Knockout finals.
Chiefs confirmed the biggest transfer of the window so far as Mamelodi Sundowns captain Ramahlwe Mphahlele joined Komphela’s side ahead of the new season. Mphahlele failed to agree terms at Chloorkop and will be a major boost to the defensive line at Naturena.
Joining Mphahlele at the club are PSL regulars Keagan Buchanan, Enocent Mkhabela and Sibusiso Khumalo. Young MDC star Emmanuel Letlotlo has been promoted from the youth side to the first team after his starring role last season which saw him finish at the MDC’s top scorer.
Foreigners Lewis Macha (Zambia), Mitchell Katsvairo and Edmore Chirambadare (both Zimbabwe) have also been brought in to bring silverware back to the Soweto club.
The club also confirmed that Togo striker Camaldine Abraw will miss the entire season through injury.
Amakhosi have also added Alexandre Revoredo as their new goalkeeper coach, Marco Munhoz as their physical trainer and John Paintsil as their assistant coach. Brian Baloyi will still part of the goalkeeping department but Doctor Khumalo has been ‘redeployed’ following Paintsil’s arrival.
The Glamour Boys unveiled their new recruits at Naturena on Monday.
Amakhosi’s new signings:
Lewis Macha (Zambian)
Mitchell Katsvairo (Zimbabwean)
Edmore Chirambadare (Zimbabwean)
Emmanuel Letlotlo (Promoted)