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Gavin Hunt clarifies Fleurs stance

SuperSport boss Gavin Hunt has clarified his club’s stance on Kaizer Chiefs target Luke Fleurs.

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SuperSport right-back Luke Fleurs, reigning PSL Young Player of the Season, has been persistently linked with Chiefs, but it sounds as though he’s staying put after all.

SuperSport have been hampered by defensive injuries with Thatayaone Ditlhokwe and Thulani Hlatshwayo sidelined. It woudln’t make much sense to let Fleurs leave now. Matsatsantsa are 10 points behind Mamelodi Sundowns and look like their most credible challengers for the title.

“If someone wants to buy him [now], they must make an offer,” Hunt said, as quoted by iDiski Times.

“We can’t sell anyone right now because it’s people who are just talking, and we don’t really entertain that. We are concentrating on playing.”

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Kaizer Chiefs back to square one?

With Gavin Hunt likely to stand in the way of Fleurs moving to Amakhosi, they may have to hatch another plan.

Golden Arrows wide man Pule Mmodi is a player who Chiefs have been pursuing for months and it’s never been clearer where his future lies. It might well become a battle between Chiefs and Pirates for Mmodi’s services.

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Pule Mmodi is wanted by Kaizer Chiefs in the PSL
Pule Mmodi is wanted by Kaizer Chiefs. Image: BackpagePix

So far, Chiefs have seen Njabulo Blom leave the club for the United States MLS. Until now, their internal solution to his exit has been to give Samkelo Zwane more minutes. Chiefs have also initiated a trial process with as many as 12 prospective players having been offered a chance to show off their skills at Naturena. So far, Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana and Edmilson Dove are the only success stories from that particular initiative.

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Chiefs next face AmaZulu away on Friday the 13th and then champions Sundowns on Saturday January 21st at FNB Stadium. It could well be a defining period for the Glamour Boys.

Meanwhile, you can get more insights, analysis and love for the beautiful game from James Freemantle

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