Amakhosi consider filling Gould gap
EARLY season pacesetters Kaizer Chiefs might be forced to bring in a player on loan to plug the hole left by defender Morgan Gould, who faces an long injury lay-off.
In what has turned out to be a huge blow to Amakhosi and to Bafana Bafana, the central defender hobbled off during a Tuesday training session with an Achilles tendon injury.
Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter hinted at the possibility of bringing in a player, even from abroad to fill the huge gap.
"We'll be looking to probably loan someone. But I don't think there's any local club who'll do us any favours if we are gonna try and sign a player here," said Baxter.
"So, it may be a player from abroad. But I can't make any sweeping statements here, I'm not making any promises because we've only discussed this at the executive level last night.
"It's a hole we'll try and fill. If we don't fill it, we'll get on with the players we've got. I've got confidence in them."
Baxter also confirmed the 29-year-old could spend as many as six months in the sickbay, as players often take time to recuperate from that sort of injury.
"It's a total rapture to his Achilles tendon. It was probably hanging on by a few threads, if it hadn't gone off completely. We're probably looking at anything between four to six-and-a- half months."
Baxter said Gould's injury had destabilised the team.