Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung has provided an update on the protracted transfer saga of Madagascan international Andriamirado Andrianarimanana.
Andrianarimanana, otherwise known as ‘Dax’, was confirmed as one of Amakhosi’s new signings last month, alongside Khama Billiat, Letlhogonolo Mirwa and Virgil Vries.
However, The 27-year-old, who bagged the player of the tournament award at this year’s COSAFA Cup in Limpopo, has since been blocked from leaving his country by his previous club Fosa Juniors, who have claimed that the player is still under contract until 2020.
The dispute has now forced Chiefs to enter into discussions with the Malagasy Football Federation as they seek to resolve the matter and get Dax over to Naturena before the start of the season.
“Dax might be arriving this week, we’re just finalising a few things,” said Motaung at the launch of the inaugural Mpumalanga Cultural Experience Cup on Monday.
“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.”