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Bobby Motaung: Kaizer Chiefs' new signing Andriamirado Andrianarimanana was a free agent

1:05 am AEST 29/6/18
Bobby Motaung of Kaizer Chiefs
Motaung says they have done everything above board in signing the Madagascan international

Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung has reassured the Glamour Boys supporters that they have done everything correctly in signing Madagascan attacker Andriamirado Andrianarimanana.

Amakhosi unveiled the midfielder last week as they continue to bolster their team ahead of the upcoming 2018/19 Premier Soccer League (PSL) season.

But just days after the announcement by the Soweto giants, the player’s club (Fosa Juniors) released a statement disputing the signing.

Although Andrianarimanana was expected to get his medicals this week at Naturena along with Billiat, Lehlohonolo Mirwa and Virgil Vries, he was not available to meet his new teammates.

Also known as ‘Dax’, the Madagascar star showed his quality during the recent 2018 Cosafa Cup tournament in South Africa earlier this month where he impressed Chiefs.

However, a battle over the player’s services seems to be a real possibility and could delay his arrival at Naturena.

According to a statement released by the club, they revealed that they knew nothing of the proposed move, but ‘Bobsteak’ has assured the club’s faithful that they followed all proper procedures to land the player’s signature.

The football administrator added that if the Madagascan club feels aggrieved that Amakhosi did not follow the right procedure, they know the right channels to follow.

Moreover, Motaung said the player was not contracted to any club as he was a free agent at the time of the Soweto giants signing him.

“The transaction was done properly and above board and if they have a problem they know the procedures to follow,” Motaung told Phakaaathi.

“We have signed the player. He was a free agent and doesn’t belong to any club,” said Motaung.

With Chiefs having begun their pre-season ahead of the highly anticipated upcoming campaign, they will want to have all their new players on time and ensure they have enough time to settle down.

However, they will hope to clarify the 27-year-old’s future and possibly unleash him during the inaugural Shell Helix Cup on July 21 at FNB Stadium against Mamelodi Sundowns.