Kaizer Chiefs Managing Director Bobby Motaung has rubbished claims that Kaizer Chiefs is targeting free players in Zimbabwe after the club paraded 8 new signings that included Zimbabwe’s Chicken Inn duo of Edmore Chirambabdare and Mitchell Katsvairo.
Motaung in an interview with KickOff.com acknowledged that Zimbabwe has vast talent and alluded to the reason why the players are doing well in the ABSA Premiership.
He also pointed out that contrary to popular beliefs that they go to Zim and lure players for free, Kaizer Chiefs actually spend Millions of dollars in acquiring players in Zimbabwe.
“If I go to Zim there is nothing for mahala and the good thing about Zim is that since we have gone there, give me any flop that we have signed from Zim and that has been a flop, flop, flop,” he says.
“Obviously some players don’t make it because of challenges. But every team in Zimbabwe now has offices and we spend millions in Zimbabwe for your own information. In Zimbabwe they now use US Dollars. You can imagine the Dollar to a Rand now.
“Sometimes we don’t disclose figures because both clubs will have agreed for certain reasons not to disclose the price, but we buy. We spend millions, there is nothing for mahala … the only player that we sold in South Africa or in Africa of late was Musona.
“When I brought him here they said ‘buy one, get two free’, yet when we sold him to Germany people were angry. Look at the national team of Zimbabwe; they are the only ones that have qualified for the AFCON in this region, all of us are out.”
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