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Kaizer Chiefs Football Manager, Bobby Motaung, who is at the hub of buying players for the South African football giants, is visiting Malawi as Be Forward Wanderers’ guest.

Wanderers’ General Secretary, Mike Butao, Friday confirmed Motaung’s visit.

“Motaung is here in the country as Be Forward Wanderers’ visitor. He flew into the country yesterday [Thursday] and he is here up to Sunday,” Butao said.

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The South African is expected to watch the Carlsberg Cup final involving Bullets and Wanderers at Bingu National Stadium this afternoon.

Reports suggest the Chiefs’ boss is on a scouting mission for a striker. However, the transfer window in South Africa closed on August 31 and it will re-open in January.

Last week, Citizen newspaper of South Africa quoted Motaung as saying they would still continue hunting for a striker.

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“Our search for a formidable striker does not end with the window period closure—we will cast our net far and wide and will not stop searching until we find our man,” Motaung told the newspaper.

In Wanderers’ camp, players with the quality to play for Chiefs are defenders Stanley Sanudi, Harry Nyirenda, Francis Mlimbika and Lucky Malata, strikers Precious Msosa and Peter Wadabwa, midfielders Alfred Manyozo (who is suspended for the match), Isaac Kaliyati and Yamikani Chester.

In Bullets’ camp, the likes of goalkeeper Ernest Kakhobwe, Mike Mkwate, John Lanjesi, Miracle Gabeya (who had unsuccessful trials with Chiefs last year), Nelson Kangunje and Chimango Kayira can play for Chiefs.

On Thursday, Motaung visited Wanderers training session at African Bible College in Lilongwe where he, among others, had a chat with the Nomads’ Technical Director, Jack Chamangwana, a former Chiefs captain and caretaker coach.

Recently, Chiefs hired their former Malawian defender and captain Patrick Mabedi as Assistant Coach. Mabedi is the last Malawian to play for the Glamour Boys.

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