Chiefs beef up defence ahead of Maize Cup

Chiefs beef up defence ahead of Maize Cup
Philani Zulu from Maritzburg United and Alfred Ndengane. 24 August 2016. ©Gerhard Steenkamp/Backpage Media

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Jul 04, 2017. 11:00

Kaizer Chiefs have signed two defenders Teenage Hadebe and Philani Zulu ahead of the 2017 Bokone Bophirima Maize Cup in Orkney, South Africa.

Hadebe, who is a central defender, joined Amakhosi from Zimbabwean club Chicken Inn - having impressed on trial at the Naturena-based side last year.

While Zulu, who is a defender-cum-midfielder, arrives at Chiefs on a free transfer from South African side Maritzburg United.

Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung says they are hoping that the duo live up to expectations and make Amakhosi supporters happy.

“We have been working throughout the break to negotiate and finalise some of these deals,” Motaung is quoted as saying on Chiefs’ official website.

“We need to make sure that coach Steve (Komphela) and his new assistant have a strong team that will compete fiercely in the new season.

“We welcome the duo to our stable and hope that they live up to expectations and make our supporters happy,” added Motaung.

“We have been monitoring them and we really felt they could help improve our squad.”

Chiefs are expected to make more signings as they prepare for their Maize Cup semi-final clash with Botswana side Township Rollers on 15 July 2017.