Kaizer Chiefs will soon have to make decision on one of their defenders. One of Kaizer Chiefs’ defenders has improved his chances of signing a new contract at the end of the campaign, according to our sources.
Many of Amakhosi’s players have contracts that expire at the end of the current campaign. Edmilson Dove, a versatile defender who has been playing well for the team lately, has a good chance of getting a new contract.
The player’s two-year contract is set to expire in June 2024, but there are signs that management may be inclined to extend it because they believe the player will continue to be valuable to the team after the current one ends.
The Mozambican international has been playing as a left-sided center back in Thatayaone Ditlhokwe’s absence, and Amakhosi has kept two straight clean sheets, against Polokwane City and Moroka Swallows.
The former Cape Town City defender’s performances are thought to have impressed Amakhosi management, and there’s a good chance that he’ll be presented with a new contract offer at Naturena.
The 29-year-old is expected to play a significant part as the Soweto giants look to have a strong second half of the season after head coach Molefi Ntseki was fired after the first half. The 29-year-old has participated in four of the five games that interim coach Cavin Johnson has overseen.
He started to play In SA in January 2017, he was signed by South African Premier Division club Cape Town City to provide defensive depth after the exit of Aubrey Modiba, their first-choice left-back. Dove initially caught their attention after an international friendly between Mozambique and South Africa that past November. He made his professional debut on 7 February, during a 3-0 victory over Highlands Park.
In just his fourth appearance with the team, a win over Baroka, he was named man of the match after providing an assist to Sibusiso Masina. The Star described his play by saying that “in just four games, he’s taken the ABSA Premiership by storm.