Former Kaizer Chiefs development coach Farouk Khan believes Kaizer Chiefs have made good signings ahead of the new seasons.

Amakhosi have been looking to reclaim the glory days since 2015 after they won a double with Stuart Baxter during his first spell with the club.

The Soweto giants have made eight signings so far including the South American with the hope of lifting a trophy next season.

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Khan, who is the director of Stars of Africa Football Academy insists the players his former team made are good and will give them depth which they will need during the season.

“Chiefs made some very good signings which has given them the depth they need,” says Farouk Khan during an exclusive interview with LimSportsZone.

Farouk Khan confident with Kaizer Chiefs' new signings
Venezuelan Edson Castillo

“The Venezuelan [Edson Castillo] defensive midfielder gives them the balance in midfield allowing them to push [Yusuf] Maart further forward.

The Glamour Boys will start the season with Molefi Ntseki as the head coach after demoting Arthur Zwane to the assistant coach position. They also brought back a 74-year-old goalkeeper coach Rainer Dinkelacker who produced top goalkeepers for Amakhosi in the past years. Khan states the addition of Dinkelacker is a huge addition to the club’s technical team having worked with him in the past.

“They also have Dinkelacker the goalkeeper trainer, a huge addition to their technical team. I worked with him [he is] a top coach,” he said.

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Chiefs are likely to have a new centre back pairing of Thatoyaone Ditlhokwe who joined on a pre-contract from SuperSport United and Given Msimango who signed a four years contract with the Glamour Boys.

Amakhosi have added their midfield with Mduduzi Mdantsane and Edson Castillo who will both give Chiefs another dimension in midfield. On the wings, they signed Free State-born Pule Mmodi on a three-year contract and Tebogo Potsane whose contract with Royal AM ended.

Ranga Chivaviro put pen to paper after signing a two-year deal with Amakhosi.

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Kaizer Chiefs on Monday unveiled the new recruits to bolster their squad ahead of the 2023/24 PSL season. The club had already announced Botswana international Thatayaone Ditlhokwe in January. He was signed on a pre-contract from SuperSport United.

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Following the departure of defender Siyabonga Ngezana to Fotbal Club FCSB Amakhosi have acted swiftly and signed utility player Given Msimango from TS Galaxy. Amongst the players that were brought in is Mduduzi Mdantsane.

Mdantsane is also a Chiefs Youth Development Academy product who joins from Cape Town City.

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Ranga Chivaviro

VENEZUELAN INTERNATIONAL EXPECTED TO ARRIVE

Amakhosi have also confirmed the signing of Venezuelan international midfielder Daniel Castilo Garcia from Monagas SC on a two-year deal with a one-year option. Garcia is also expected to arrive in South Africa this week, according to the Club.

Pule Mmodi and Ranga Chivaviro also join Kaizer Chiefs from Lamontville Golden Arrows and Marumo Gallants respectively. They are tipped to make an immediate impact as both had great seasons with their former Clubs. Ranga scored 17 goals in the DStv Premiership and CAF Confederation Cup last season.

Amakhosi are looking to sign a few more players before the start of the new season.

Here are the new recruits, also with their new jersey numbers.

Thatayaone Ditlhokwe #24
Given Msimango #25
Mduduzi Mdantshane #3
Pule Modi #13
Ranga Chivaviro #7

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