riaan hanub
Riaan Hanub

Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates are locking horns in a battle to bolster their squads with the recent opening of the January transfer window.

The January transfer window marks a critical period for Premier Soccer League (PSL) clubs as they look to strengthen their squads for the ongoing season.

Among the active teams, Kaizer Chiefs have set their sights on two key players from the PSL to bolster their team.

The players in question are AmaZulu FC’s left-back, Riaan Hanamub, and Sekhukhune United’s midfielder, Siphesihle Mkhize.

These targets could be game-changers for the Chiefs, who are keen to enhance their defensive and midfield capabilities.

However, the pursuit of Riaan Hanamub has hit a snag.

riaan hanub
Riaan Hanub

AmaZulu has made it clear that the highly-rated Namibian defender is not for sale, posing a significant challenge to Kaizer Chiefs’ ambitions.

Despite this, Chiefs are not backing down and continue to show keen interest in luring Hanamub to their side.

His defensive prowess and skill set make him a valuable asset, and it’s clear why Kaizer Chiefs are so determined to secure his services.

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Adding to the drama, Orlando Pirates have also entered the fray, expressing their interest in Hanamub.

Known as long-time admirers of the player, the Buccaneers are reportedly keen to sign him.

The healthy relationship between Orlando Pirates and AmaZulu could play a crucial role in facilitating this transfer.

If successful, this move would bring a significant boost to the Pirates’ defensive lineup.

Meanwhile, the situation with Siphesihle Mkhize seems more straightforward, with less controversy surrounding his potential move.

Sekhukhune United's midfielder, Siphesihle Mkhize
Chiefs target Sekhukhune United’s midfielder, Siphesihle Mkhize. Pic Supersport

Kaizer Chiefs are hopeful that adding Mkhize to their midfield will provide the necessary strength and depth to compete effectively in the league.

As the January transfer window progresses, the battle for Riaan Hanamub’s signature, alongside the potential acquisition of Siphesihle Mkhize, will be closely watched by football fans and analysts.

These moves could significantly impact the teams involved and the overall dynamics of the PSL.


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