Edmilson Dove is one of nine players Kaizer Chiefs signed during the transfer window. Kaizer Chiefs defender Edmilson Dove has detailed how his move to the Soweto giants came about.

Mozambique international Edmilson Dove is one of nine players who were recruited by Kaizer Chiefs during the recently-closed transfer window after arriving at the club on a free transfer earlier this month.

The defender, who previously spent nearly five years with Cape Town City, was in his homeland when he received the call from the Amakhosi and revealed that it was impossible to say no to the club he has supported since his childhood.

“I was with the national team when I got a call to say I should come here for some days, and I said, ‘Why not?’ because to be realistic this is the team I have been supporting since I was young,” Dove said in part of an interview with the club’s website.

“I’m glad that I made some friends when I was still playing for Cape Town City, like Yeye (Reneilwe Letsholonyane) and Shabba (Siphiwe Tshabalala), so for me it was an honour to come here and wear the Gold & Black, even though it was only for training.

“It went well and they asked me to go for a medical. Then, I had to go back to Mozambique because I had to wait for results, not knowing what was going to happen.

“But after about a week I got a call from my agent telling me I had to come back and discuss terms.

“Luckily, it all went well and that was a proud moment – not only for me, but for my family as well – to be here and to represent such a big club like Kaizer Chiefs.”

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