Motaung: Chiefs addressing Dax issue

Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung expects a deal for Andriamirado Andrianarimanana

Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung expects a deal for Andriamirado Andrianarimanana to be finalised this week, citing foreign issues for the delay.



The Madagascar international earned a move to Naturena last month on the back of an impressive COSAFA Cup, where he was named player of the tournament.

However, Fosa Juniors subsequently claimed that 'Dax' remains contracted to them until 2020, which caused a hold-up in the transfer due to financial demands made by the Madagascan club.

But the matter is drawing to a close as the Malagasy Football Federation is helping to smooth the 27-year-old midfielder's switch to Amakhosi.

Motaung revealed that Dax could join up with his new team-mates ahead of Saturday's clash with Cape Town City in the Mpumalanga Cultural Experience Cup.

Speaking at the launch of the Mpumalanga Cultural Experience Cup, he said: "Dax might be arriving this week. We're just finalising a few things.

"Dax's story is a foreign issue. When you deal with some foreign clubs, things chop and change because sometimes it's money issues, which were not there in the beginning.

"It's just that sometimes there's hostility from some people who just come in and interfere, and start twiddling things around.

"But, I think we're trying to handle it properly and calmly through the football federation and the ministry of sports to assist the boy.

"There's just a bit of a challenge, but I don't want to deliberate on it with the media. We agreed with the clubs that let's deal with the matter properly and allow the boy to play.

"So, we are addressing it. We are dealing with it properly. I think we must just give it respect and time and then the matter will be resolved."