Mohammed Anas won't be heading to Amazulu. Photo: BackpagePix
Amazulu have given up on signing Free State Stars top marksman Mohammed Anas.

Usuthu held talks with Free State Stars regarding the services of Anas. AmaZulu team manager Qedi Dlamini did confirm that Anas demands were beyond their reach.

“We wanted to sign Anas. He is one of the top strikers but his demands were to high and we couldn’t agree with his club. We are now talking with another striker whose name I can't mention now.

"Maybe if you speak to me next week I will be in a better position to give you the name,” Dlamini elaborated.

Today, Usuthu will welcome Chippa United at King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi at 3.30pm in an Absa Premiership encounter.

The Ghanaian striker has been linked with a number of clubs this season, including Wits and Cape Town City.

Amazulu have netted 15 strikes in 13 Premiership matches so far, with Rhulani Manzini the best striker with five goals - three behind Polokwane City's Rodney Ramagalela.

Anas, however, has scored just three goals for Stars.

“If we can get the striker I think we will be done in the market. We did show interest in Sibusiso Khumalo before but Kaizer Chiefs were reluctant to release him. Since then we haven’t had talks with Chiefs regarding Khumalo,” Dlamini explained.

Elsewhere Maritzburg United chairman Farook Kadodia has confirmed that they are no longer interested in Chiefs midfielder Keagan Buchanan.

“Our coach (Fadlu Davids) have another thoughts about him. We are no longer interested. We are not going to chase players in this transfer window period, but we will go for particular ones we need. We signed Bokang Tlhone because we’ve been searching for an out-and-out leftback for a while now,” Kadodia said.

Buchanan is likely to leave Amakhosi, as he has struggled since joining the club from Bloemfontein Celtic last season. Chiefs have since signed Kabelo Mahlasela and Siphelele Ntshangase.

Sunday Tribune

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