Highly-regarded new Chiefs signing Christian Saile Basomboli has spoken about his Amakhosi debut and hopes for the future.

Chiefs’ new signing from the DRC, Christian Saile Basomboli, was a lively figure after entering the field as a second half substitute as Amakhosi claimed an important win over Royal AM last weekend.

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After the game, he received high praise from Chiefs supporters, as well as coach Arthur Zwane.

“He is a scoring machine, he has been scoring goals for his previous clubs and we just want him to continue where he left off,” Zwane said. “And yes, I think he is going to fit in our way of play.”

Basomboli is now looking forward to Amakhosi’s next assignment, against TS Galaxy on Sunday.

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Basomboli, who hails from the Democratic Republic of Congo, joined the club during the mid-season transfer window and was only cleared to play the day before Amakhosi faced Royal AM.

“I was very happy when I found out my documents were ready because I wanted to play for Kaizer Chiefs as soon as possible, “ he tells www.kaizerchiefs.com. “I was very pleased to be involved in the match day squad.

“I got a good reception from the Chiefs fans. As a new player it made me feel good to hear them welcome me,” he added. “I like jersey number 21, it’s a good number. When the coach offered it to me, I said, ‘That’s good for me’.”

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Basomboli has already made a measurable impact on the fortunes of Kaizer Chiefs. His electric pace to set up Ashley Du Preez’s tap-in was on display for all to see, but the fleet-footed attacker’s focus is now on the next game.

“You finish one game and then focus on giving 100% against Galaxy in the next one,” he said. “They (fans) must keep supporting and pushing us on. We’ll do the best we can to make them happy,” he concluded

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