Kaizer Chiefs decide against signing Nigerian striker Kelvin Abara Obasi

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Obasi had been training with the Glamour Boys with an attempt to land a deal, but reports suggest that he will not be signed

Nigerian striker Kelvin Abara Obasi’s dreams of donning the colours of Kaizer Chiefs will reportedly not be realised in the near future after the club opted not to sign him.

The 21-year-old was reportedly in his last week of his trial period with Amakhosi as he looked to impress Steve Komphela and his technical team.

The club has not confirmed the news, but at one stage, the forward was said to have made progress and was on course to win a contract. 

After signing Leonardo Castro, Kabelo Mahlasela and Siphelele Ntshangase, Amakhosi had an exciting transfer window that pleased their supporters and it appeared they weren’t done after inviting Obasi for an assessment.

Obasi was last on the books of CSK Celarevo in the Serbian second tier, where he made only three appearances in all competitions last year.

Chiefs have in recent months, particularly before the start of the campaign invited numerous foreign strikers for trials.

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The likes of Jonathan Phillipe, Okiki Afolabi, Darren Lurie, Arnaldo Gomes, Julien Ebah and now Obasi have all entered the gates of Naturena without being signed.

In Castro, who opened his account with the winner over Baroka FC two weeks ago, Komphela appears to have finally found the answer to his goalscoring problems that plagued them over the last two-and-a-half seasons.

Following Saturday’s goalless draw with Mamelodi Sundowns, Amakhosi kept alive their slim title hopes and will be looking to continue on that path when they visit defending league champions Bidvest Wits this weekend.

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