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Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp has offered a deeper understanding on the club’s January transfer recruitment activities.

Chiefs have only signed Kenyan midfielder Anthony Akumu from Zesco United, while bidding farewell to the likes of Anthony Gordinho, Kabelo Mahlasela and James Kotei.

"We’ve had a few players leave, Kabelo [Mahlasela] to Polokwane City and Lorenzo [Gordinho] to Bidvest Wits, and with James Kotei we needed the [foreign] space," Middendorp confirmed via Kick Off.

"It probably would have worked [with Kotei] if we gave him more time, which we didn’t have."

Middendorp went further to suggest that the club are settled with the current contingent at Naturena. "Anthony Akumu is working already, but will take a little bit of time. I have said it before, I don’t think there are players on the market at the moment that will give us the punch we are looking for.”

"I don’t believe players will come to the squad in this transfer period as an addition. We have one or two players more that have been part of the playing squad.”

"We have a clear agreement inside the club to treat them professionally and normally. We have set priorities in different areas."

"I told Lorenzo and Kabelo that there are players ahead of them and I am happy Lorenzo has found a good club, and Kabelo has a big job to help Polokwane stay in the league.

"I hope James Kotei will find a solution too," Middendorp concluded.

Meanwhile, players like Sphelele Ntshangase, Joseph Molangoane face uncertain futures while the likes of Siyabonga Ngezana, Lazarous Kambole and Happy Mashiane edge close & closer into the playing team. 

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