Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung unfazed by Sundowns and Orlando Pirates signings

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With Amakhosi yet to announce a new coach and the players for the new season, many believe time is running out for the Soweto giants

Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung insists Amakhosi are not under pressure to unveil new players for the upcoming season.

Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns are busy bolstering their squads ahead of the 2018/19 Premier Soccer League season, but the same cannot be said about Chiefs.

Motaung said he is not bothered by the Brazilians and the Buccaneers activities, saying they still have time to reinforce their squad.

Although Amakhosi are set to make their appearance in the Caf Confederation Cup next season, many feel Chiefs must be busy in the transfer market.

On the other hand, the Naturena-based side is yet to announce a new coach after parting ways with Steve Komphela in April.

Former Ghana coach Avram Grant, Eric Tinkler and Luc Eymael are all linked with the coaching job, but the club is yet to comment on any of the abovementioned coaches.

Their Soweto rivals, Pirates have already signed nine players, including former Chiefs keeper Brilliant Khuzwayo while Sundowns have secured Andile Jali’s services.

“We are not under pressure. It is still early. We will announce our changes at an appropriate time. Does the fact that everybody is signing mean that we should also sign?,” Motaung told IOL.

“Does it mean that when Pirates make announcements, we must also make announcements? Why should we be worried that Pirates and Sundowns are signing new players?,” he asked.

“We will announce players when we are ready,” Motaung concluded.

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Apart from the players expected to arrive at Chiefs, the club is set to lose the services of a number of players, among them is experienced left back Tsepo Masilela, Keagan Buchanan and Edmore Chirambadare.

However, with the club set to fight for trophies following a three-year drought under Komphela, time may be running out for Motaung and the Glamour Boys.

Moreover, Chiefs have reportedly shown interest in Madagascar midfielder Andriamirado Andrianarimanana who walked away with the Player of the Tournament award at the recently completed 2018 Cosafa Cup in Polokwane.

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