On Thursday afternoon, Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs confirmed the acquisition of Burundi international striker Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana.
The club announced on social media that it had signed forward Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana to a two-year contract with an additional one-year option.
“Bujumbura is where Bimenyimana was born. He has played football in many different nations thanks to his outstanding talent. To the Amakhosi Family, welcome.”
The 24-year-old has played in Rwanda, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Kazakhstan. At the beginning of the year, he signed with a club in Ukraine but was unable to complete the deal because of the Russian invasion.
After a three-week trial, he impressed Amakhosi and signed with them.
The Naturena-based club has publicly stated their desire to restructure their player roster and re-establish a sustainable strategy for the coming years.
More than 10 players have been signed by Chiefs since the arrival of Ashley du Preez and Yusuf Maart, proving that they have put their money where their mouth is.
A natural No. 9 and a left-footed center back are two playing positions that need to be filled, as previously stated by coach Arthur Zwane and the club.
Dove Edmilson, a Mozambican international, was recently announced as a replacement for one of those positions, but it now seems Bimenyimana has emerged as Zwane’s missing piece.
On Saturday night, Chiefs face Richards Bay at Moses Mabhida Stadium kicks-off by 8pm.