Kaizer Chiefs’ goalkeeping problems are no secret at present as they rely on young Bruce Bvuma to hold the fort, but reports of a bumper bid from abroad aren’t to be believed – not today.
The 24-year-old Felix Annan has been making a name for himself at Asante Kotoko for a few years now, earning a call-up to the Ghanaian national team, going on to make his international debut for the Black Stars last week as they beat Mauritania 3-1.
According to Ghanaian journalist, Nuhu Adams, the Glamour Boys could have been preparing a bid of around $350,000 (around R5m) for the young shot-stopper, who is currently just one year older than their youth development – and Bafana Bafana – goalkeeper, Bvuma.
Adams also reported that Annan would be earning in the region of R250,000 per month if he does go on to join the Amakhosi, however these reports come on the most dreaded of days for journalism – April Fools Day.
Chiefs currently have Bvuma, Itumeleng Khune, Virgil Vries, Daniel Akpeyi and Brylon Petersen on their books at the club, but with Khune reaching the end of his career, Vries having made a number of costly errors, and Akpeyi not having had the best start to life at Naturena – the club seem to be happy with young Bvuma and Petersen, as well as the even younger Karabo Molefe.
It’s thought that the reports of Chiefs’ interest in Annan exists only on April 1, with sources at the club explaining that they have no interest in the Ghanaian international.
– Soccer Laduma