Kaizer Chiefs linked to Silver Strikers defender


Silver Strikers’ versatile defender, Yinusa Sheriff Olanrewaju, has emerged as the potential target for South African struggling giants, Kaizer Chiefs, in the January transfer window.

The Nigerian, who has been a star performer for Silver this season, signed a two-year deal with the club in February.

South African leading soccer publication, Soccer Laduma, reported that Sherriff caught the eye of Chiefs.


“The Nigerian is thought to have made his way onto Bobby Motaung’s list of potential targets once the January transfer window opens up next year,” reported

According to the reports, Chiefs initially targeted Be Forward Wanderers defender Lucky Malata but eventually opted for Sherriff after his impressive performance.

Silver Chairperson, Ralph Tseka, said the club had not received concrete offers for the Nigerian but said a Blantyre-based person informed him that an unnamed South African team showed interest in Sherriff.


“At the moment, no South African club has contacted us on Sherriff. The last time I heard [about the issue] was two months ago, but let them come with offers and we will see what to do,” Tseka said without disclosing the identity of the club.

In a separate interview Wednesday, Sherriff said Silver informed him that a South African team inquired about his availability in January.

“Our team’s chairperson met me last week and said there is a team in South Africa that wants me but [they] won’t tell me the identity of the club until they do what they asked them to do,” Sherriff said.

Motaung visited the country last month.

Known for his physical approach, good positioning and great leadership, Sheriff has, alongside Herbert Wayenkha, added stability to the defence of Silver.

In his career, Sherriff has played for Sunshine FC in Nigeria in 2015 as well a club in Nepal.

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