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Opinion - Zwane's standards too high at Chiefs after this?

Kaizer Chiefs will seemingly not sign trialist Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana after the Burundian striker lashed out at the club.

Bimenyimana was one of the trialists that Chiefs had during pre-season as they were particularly searching for new strikers.

There was hope that the Burundian marksman will be signed by the club after an extended trial that lasted for three weeks.

The need for Chiefs to sign a striker became more evident after a narrow loss against Royal AM in their DStv Premiership opener.

Amakhosi played without a recognised number nine against Thwihli Thwahla, as new signing Ashley Du Preez played out on the left side of a three-pronged attack that also had Khama Billiat and Keagan Dolly. 

However, Chiefs are seemingly not in panic mode after Bimenyimana expressed his disgruntlement for not landing a deal at the club.

Bimenyimana claimed the club was "not professional" for keeping him long on a trial and then put him on a waiting list.

"I cannot keep waiting for Chiefs forever, so I have to move on," he told KickOff.

"The next team that I will play for will not be from Africa.

"I thought everything went well while I was training with them, but I don’t know what happened in the end because I was meant to stay there for two weeks but they kept me for another week," he said

"They have now since put me on the waiting list.

"I think they should have been honest with me and tell me the truth rather than keep me waiting. They are not professional."

Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane has explained what type of a striker they need. According to Zwane, they don't want a striker who will just sit on the box but they are looking for a strong mobile forward, who can link up play and also be there in the final moments of attacks.

"We're looking for that tactical flexibility in the final third entry; we no longer looking for a striker who is sitting and waiting for a cross and all of that. But we're looking for someone who can easily read the situation and pounce at the right moment," Zwane was quoted as saying by Soccer Laduma

"It's difficult to find those types of strikers who will be able to strike that balance of being mobile and be good finishers as well. That's why we'll keep hunting. We'd rather get a young one that we can work with, knowing that in two or three years’ time he will give us something. As a club, we've done that before."

It's clear Zwane will not settle for mediocrity at the club anymore and the Naturena-based side are well within their rights to exercise caution if they are not 100 percent convinced by Bimenyimana or any other trialist.

However, Chiefs not signing strikers on trial does it mean Zwane's standards are too high or they have a potential deal on the pipeline elsewhere? Remember the PSL transfer window only closes on 22 September. 

By Thato Bosoga 

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