Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed the arrival of Madagascar international Andriamirado Aro Hasina ‘Dax’ Andrianarimanana.
The winger has been embroiled in a controversial transfer saga where his now former club Fosa Juniors dismissed Chiefs proclamations that they had signed the player.
Amakhosi were believed to have been under the impression that the player was a free agent, while the Madagascan club were adamant that the player was theirs and were reportedly holding out for compensation.
Nonetheless, with the season having begun this weekend as Chiefs held the defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns to a 1-1 draw, head coach Giovanni Solinas has been given a major boost in the wake of the club’s latest announcement.
Andrianarimanana, who is also known as ‘Dax’, was spotted at the recent Cosafa Cup tournament where he walked away as the tournament’s best player award.
However, in spite of Dax’s highly anticipated arrival, there is still paper work that needs to be finalised before he can begin life in Johannesburg.
This was confirmed by Chiefs’ team manager Bobby Motaung, who was relieved to have finally brought the player to Naturena.
“We now have to work on finalising all his paper work and medicals but what’s important for us and the supporters is that he is here,” he added.
Chiefs are set to take on Bidvest Wits on Tuesday, but with the player yet to receive his work permit, he will have to wait a little longer to make his debut.
Meanwhile, Dax is one of several new faces at Chiefs as the club have been on a rebuilding mission. After going three seasons without any silverware, the Soweto giants will be hoping that the signings of the likes of Dax and Khama Billiat will be a signal of intent as they look to reclaim glory.
Dax is Here— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) August 6, 2018
"I am very happy to be here. I have been following Kaizer Chiefs closely on Facebook during the last few weeks.” - Andriamirado Aro Hasina Andrianarimanana
Amakhosi ho an’ny Fiainana! - Amakhosi4Life!#HeIsHere #HailTheChief #Amakhosi4Life pic.twitter.com/zdADJpM4qu