Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane has described Christian Saile Basomboli as a ‘soldier of note’ as the club’s new striker worked like a trojan in the Nedbank Cup last 32 win over Maritzburg United.

The man from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Saile Basomboli has hit the ground running; making his presence felt in South Africa’s top-flight, much to the delight of Zwane, who had revealed high expectations for the striker a fourthnight ago.

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Saile Basomboli scored his first goal for Chiefs as he broke the deadlock in the second minute of extra time in the club’s 2-0 win against Maritzburg at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Friday night.

The 22-year-old has impressed in the three games he has played so far at Chiefs with a goal and an assist to his name.

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He is slowly making his way to the hearts of Amakhosi fans, with Zwane hoping that Saile Basomboli will reliably bang in goals.

“Christian, he’s a soldier of note, and we expect more from him,” Zwane told the media. “He’s got this never-say-die attitude, and that’s what we want.

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