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Cole all set to reunite with Baxter at Chiefs

Ex-Wits man has been training with Amakhosi since weekend

Neville Khoza Journalist
Cole Alexander of Bidvest Wits challenges Bernard Parker of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership match between Bidvest Wits and Kaizer Chiefs on the 30 August 2020 at FNB Stadium.
Cole Alexander of Bidvest Wits challenges Bernard Parker of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership match between Bidvest Wits and Kaizer Chiefs on the 30 August 2020 at FNB Stadium.
Image: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Cole Alexander is set to complete his move to Kaizer Chiefs before the end of the week and to reunite with coach Stuart Baxter.

Sowetan has also been informed that Alexander, 32, who is currently a free agent after parting ways with Indian Super League side Odisha, started training with the Glamour Boys at the weekend.

The former Bidvest Wits, SuperSport United and Polokwane City midfielder spent last season in India after he was recruited by Baxter.

“He has been training with the club for the last three days and could be unveiled soon,” a source close to the situation said.

During his time in India, the Cape Town-born midfielder scored three goals in 15 appearances and impressed during his stay, but with the Covid-19 travel restrictions, he opted to terminate his contract.

Alexander is seen as a replacement for Willard Katsande, who is on his way out after spending 10 years at the club. Katsande’s contract will not be renewed beyond the current month after he was handed a short-term deal to participate in the CAF Champions League final last week.

Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung could not be reached for comment, but Katsande’s manager Sean Roberts said he will meet with the club as nothing has been confirmed to him yet.

“Nothing has been said to me. As soon as he leaves you are more than welcome to give me a call,” Roberts told Sowetan. “I need to speak to the player and the club and see what’s happening. His contract expired, so we will meet with the club.”

Chiefs have already confirmed the signings of Brendon Petersen, Njabulo Ngcobo, Sibusiso Mabiliso, Phathutshedzo Nange, Kgaogelo Sekgota, Sifiso Hlanti and Austin Dube as they continue to strengthen the team ahead of the new season.

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