football manager Bobby Motaung says the club’s transfer model is with the view to building for the future, and does not include a “wow” factor.
Amakhosi today officially confirmed the signing of teenage forward Ryan Moon, younger brother of ex-Bafana Bafana defender Bryce, on a free transfer after he left Maritzburg United.
Asked what the club saw in the 19-year-old, who can play as both a striker and a winger, Motaung contended that the club are not in the business of signing marquee players but rather act wisely for their “future prospects”.
“We don’t sign for a ‘wow’ as a team; we don’t go for a ‘wow, wow, wow’. We look at players’ tactical abilities, technical abilities and their quality, and who are future prospects,” said ‘Bobsteak’ at the club’s media day.
“That’s why we also have an academy, and that’s why we also look at youngsters like Moon, the other youngsters [Siyabonga] Ngezana and all these.
“We are looking at the future because that’s an investment we have. If you look at the [Naturena] facility, it’s long term, so we need generations that will also come in and add value.
“We looked at him [Moon] – he’s a quality player, a quality youngster.”
Chiefs have also promoted academy graduates Emmanuel Letlolo and Siyabonga Ngezana from their MultiChoice Diski Challenge team ahead of the new season.