What happened with those that joined Kaizer Chiefs from clubs based outside the African continent?
Since Bernard Parker’s return from spells in Serbia, Greece and Holland, Kaizer Chiefs have made it a habit to have arrivals from abroad in almost every season.
Their most recent signing who has come in after a spell overseas is Keagan Dolly. Since coming in after a stint in France, Dolly has delivered on what is expected of him, scoring goals and adding assists. Prior to him was Kearyn Baccus, who arrived from Australia but hasn’t really lived up to expectations to justify why he was recruited from as far as Down Under.
Serbian forward Samir Nurkovic has only had one season in which he has ticked all the boxes from the three that he has spent at Chiefs after arriving from Europe, while Gustavo Paez wasn’t up to scratch after coming in from South America. Siyanda Xulu came back after three years in Russia but didn’t have the best of times at Chiefs, just like Ugandan winger Sula Matovu who had been in Sweden and Iraq. Zimbabwean attacking midfielder Ovidy Karuru also came unstuck at Chiefs after his time in Belgium, just like Phakamani Mngadi, who had come back on loan from a Belgian club. Knowledge Musona came back for a successful loan spell during which he hit double figures after struggling in the German Bundesliga and now plays in the Middle East. Following his time at Belgian club Lierse SK, Siboniso Gaxa came back and played for four years before ending his career at BidVest Wits and Ajax Cape Town.
Tsepo Masilela stayed at Chiefs for six years after his return from Israel and Spain, and is now grinding it out at AmaZulu.