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Chawanangwa Kaonga’s Chiefs move on hold

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Flames striker Chawanangwa Kaonga chances of playing for South Africa’s team Kaizer Chiefs has been put on hold following Chiefs’ ban on signing new players for two transfer windows.

Chiefs have already set their sights on the former Silver Strikers forward after his impressive form in the National First Division (NFD) with TS Sporting.

But Chiefs ban means Kaonga has no chance of joining them in June or January should their ban continue to stand.

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His representative Donald Aphane was quoted by South Africa’s Sowetan as saying that he was not in a hurry to sell the Malawian who has also attracted interest of AmaZulu FC.

“The player arrived in January here in South Africa, he has played few games. They are still going to look at how he is doing and I can tell you that he is a better player to watch,” Aphane was quoted as saying.

“For a player, who has just arrived in South Africa and showing potential, it will be good for him to play more games in the Glad Africa Championship so he can be ready to go to Premiership. Most of the foreigners when they come to South Africa, they go straight to the Premiership and they struggle, it is much if the player starts in the lower division. He is 24 years old now.”

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Chiefs were banned from signing new players for two windows after they breached rules when signing Adriamirado Andrianarimanana in 2018.

Kaonga joined Sporting on a two-year deal from Mozambique champions Costa Do Sol. While at Do Sol, Kaonga netted 10 goals to help them win the Mocambola League last season.

The versatile attacker, who can play in both flanks as well as a striker, has made a bright start to his career in the NFD having provided three assists before football was halted due to Covid-19.

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