- Andriamirado "Dax" Andrianarimanana has been provisionally cleared to play for Kaizer Chiefs by the FIFA’s Player Status Committee
- Kaizer Chiefs were delayed in registering Dax after his former club claimed the player was still contracted to play for them
- The club’s football manager Bobby Motaung said he felt vindicated and was glad the entire situation had been resolved
Kaizer Chiefs have been given provisional clearance by the FIFA Player Status Committee to register Madagascan midfielder Andriamirado "Dax" Andrianarimanana. The club announced that the committee had authorised SAFA to register the player with his affiliated club with immediate effect.
The ruling potentially brings a protracted and at times ugly transfer to an end. Kaizer Chiefs were forced to delay registering Dax when his former club, Fosa Juniors, opposed the move and claimed the player was still under contract.
Dax denied that he had a contract and said he was a free agent. Reports at the time indicated that Fosa Junior refused to return the player’s passport and visa in a failed attempt to keep him from travelling to South Africa.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung said he felt vindicated by the committee’s decision. Motaung said he was keen to put the entire saga behind him and was looking forward to Dax making his debut for the club.
Sport24.com reported that Dax could make his debut in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) as soon as this weekend when Kaizer Chiefs face Cape Town City on Saturday. Dax will be playing in the number 6 jersey.
The news will come as a boost for Giovanni Solinas who is undoubtedly still coming to terms with the loss of Kaizer Chiefs captain and legend Siphiwe Tshabalala.
Meanwhile, Solinas is reportedly looking forward to a strong attacking front in the form of Leonardo Castro, Khama Billiat, Lebogang Manyama and Dumisani Zuma.
Kickoff.co.za reported that Solinas has made it clear that he wants to adopt an attacking style of play with his side and with the quartet of Billiat, Manyama, Zuma and Castro the potentially has the most destructive attacking line-up in the league.
Kaizer Chiefs have made a horror start to the 2018/19 season and are still looking for their first win of the season.
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