By Sports Reporter
SOUTH African giants Kaizer Chiefs have identified Zimbabwe international forward Ishmael Wadi as one of their main targets as they look to strengthen their squad ahead of next season.
The 30 year-old former Caps United player has been enjoying a brilliant season at JDR Stars in the second tier South African National First Division.
According to the South African football website Soccer Laduma, Chiefs have been monitoring the player since last year.
An unnamed source at Kaizer Chiefs confided to the publication: “Chiefs want to sign Ishmael Wadi from JDR Stars. He is a very good winger with great experience.
“They have been monitoring him since last year and even followed him when he went to Afcon 2022 with the Zimbabwe national team.
“I think his progress since joining Stars is what has impressed Chiefs scouts who have been watching him in most of his games. Now it’s all up to the two parties to agree on the move.”
The winger is well aware of Kaizer Chiefs’ interest, according to the informant.
“Yes, the player knows about it. He has been informed by someone from the management that Chiefs are interested in his services but his focus is on helping the team in the league where they are now,” he added.
The publication adds that Chiefs could acquire Wadi at the end of the season.
Wadi joined JDR Stars from Castle Lager Premiership side Caps United in 2021 on a two-year deal which expires on June 30 this year.
He was named in Zimbabwe’s squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and scored against Malawi.