A top Kaizer Chiefs target has rejected an R3 million rand offer, with several other clubs chasing him.
FARPost this week reported that Chiefs were pursuing Marumo Gallants forward Ranga Chivaviro.
Amakhosi are one of the clubs eager to snap up the 30-year-old striker following Marumo’s relegation.
However, the Soweto giants are not the only suitors eager to lure him. A latest offer he turned down would give Chiefs a picture of his expectations.
KAIZER CHIEFS TARGET TURNS DOWN LIBYA OFFER
FARPost has it on good authority that Chivaviro turned down an offer of US$150 000 [almost R3 million] from North Africa.
Libya’s Al Akhdar SC tabled a one-year offer with an option of another year. The Badya-based club know Chivaviro too well after facing him twice in the CAF Confederation Cup.
In February 2023, he scored twice as they beat them 4-1 at the Dobsonville Stadium in the Group Stage of the CAF inter-club competition.
The Limpopo side lost the reverse fixture on a similar scoreline in March.
Al Akhdar would have given the player an advanced payment in the region of R1 million, with the other R2 million spread out throughout the contract’s duration.
“They were interested in Chivaviro, but he turned down their off. They didn’t agree on the numbers,” said a source close to the club.
With Caleb Bimenyimana set to leave, Chiefs are looking for a replacement for the Burundian.
FISTON MAYELE TOO EXPENSIVE
Chivaviro has emerged as a target, while Young Africans’ Fiston Mayele is deemed “too expensive”.
Mayele would cost Chiefs nothing less than R12 million, as he still has a running contract with Yanga.
It leaves Chivaviro as the only realistic target at this point. The man nicknamed ‘Ranga Tanga’ registered 17 goals in all competitions this season. His 10 goals in the DStv Premiership could not help save Marumo. His seven goals in the CAF Confederation Cup took them as far as the semi-final.
They were knocked out by Yanga, who are reportedly keen on his signature should they lose Mayele.
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