- Kaizer Chiefs head coach Giovanni Solinas has looked to bolster his side’s defensive play with the signing of Mario Booysen
- Booysen was officially unveiled alongside striker Lebogang Manyama by the club on Wednesday
- Solinas confirmed that neither Booysen nor Manyama would play in this weekend’s MTN8 semi-final because he was not happy with their match fitness
Kaizer Chiefs head coach Giovanni Solinas has looked to bolster his side’s defensive capabilities with the signing of 30-year old former Ajax Cape Town defender Mario Booysen. The club unveiled Booysen and striker Lebogang Manyama on Wednesday.
Solinas has been unimpressed with the performance of Daniel Cardoso and has taken the decision to shore up the side’s defensive play. He has reportedly asked the club’s management to bring Lorenzo Gordinho back from his loan deal with Bloemfontein Celtic.
Despite being unhappy with the performance of his side thus far Solinas confirmed that neither Booysen nor Manyama would take part in this weekend’s MTN8 semi-final. Solinas said he was not satisfied with the match fitness of either player.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Kaizer Chiefs have been like a sieve in defence this season and have conceded five goals in the opening stages of the season.
Sport24.com reported that Booysen’s signing surprised many and many think his signing proves that the club has been unable to bring Gordinho back from Bloemfontein owing to lack of an early termination of loan clause in the loan agreement.
Meanwhile, Booysen said the move to the Naturena was a dream come true. He said Kaizer Chiefs were, without doubt, the leading club in the country and playing for the club was a lifelong goal.
Booysen promised the Amakhosi faithful that he would always give 100% of himself when playing for the club. Booysen said he was looking forward to the fresh challenge which faced him at the club.
He said he was committed to making a valued contribution to the team and wanted to leave a lasting legacy at the club.
Booysen signed a two-year deal with Kaizer Chiefs.
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