SOUTH African football giants Kaizer Chiefs have reportedly joined the race to sign Dynamos striker Christian Ntouba, with media reports from that country suggesting that they want to snap up the Cameroonian as soon as January.
BY HENRY MHARA
The Goal website yesterday quoted a source within the Chiefs camp claiming that the club would want to have a look at the bustling forward who has scored 11 goals for Dynamos this season.
“Chiefs are not the only team keeping tabs on Ntouba. There are other PSL teams monitoring him, including Sundowns and Polokwane City,” the source said.
Michael Ngobeni of M Sport Management, who claims to be handling Ntouba’s affairs in South Africa, also claimed that Ntouba had attracted interest from a number of league teams in South Africa. He did not disclose the identity of the clubs.
“I have been mandated to market the boy here [in South Africa]. As things stand, there are no offers, but there’s huge interest in his services. At least three or four clubs are monitoring him,” Ngobeni told Goal.
“I’m not surprised that he’s wanted by so many teams. He’s proper, but then again we’re not in a hurry to find him a club. There’s still about two months left before the January transfer window opens. So, we will see,” Ngobeni concluded.
Ntouba has been linked with a move to Ajax Cape Town who had wanted to sign the player in the last transfer window in July, but Dynamos blocked the move.
Two agents, who claimed to be from the Cape Town side, had wanted the Harare giants to de-register the player before they could start negotiations.
Dynamos president Keni Mubaiwa refused to entertain the arrangement, and the deal which was set to be concluded on deadline day, failed to go through.
Ntouba signed a two-year contract with Dynamos at the start of this season, and had impressed until recently where he has been firing blanks for the team, poor form that has been blamed on the injury he suffered last month.