Former Kaizer Chiefs assistant coach Farouk Khan has asked Amakhosi fans to not overhype new striker Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana amid early comparisons to Collins Mbesuma.

The latter famously scored a record-high of 25 league goals in the 2005/06 campaign – a record yet to be broken by any other striker in the league.

Chiefs new signing Bimenyimana has netted three goals in his first four DStv Premiership appearances for the Glamour Boys, helping them to crucial wins over SuperSport United and Swallows.

However, Khan insisted that it’s too early too hype up the Burundian forward, who yet needs to prove he can keep up those early returns over an extended period.

“I always believe that you assess the quality of a player over a period of time,” he told iDiski Times.

“We have seen in the past, where there have been players who have been signed and they haven’t lived up to expectations as far as their goal tallies are concerned.

“The same applies to Chiefs’ new Burundian striker, Bimenyimana. He scored from a tap-in and more credit should go to Du Preez for the amount of work he did, no disrespect intended to the goal scorer and then he scored a penalty.

“If Chiefs fans now suddenly believe they’ve found their Collins Mbesuma, I think they are a bit too presumptuous at this moment in time. They are judging him too early, let’s give him 10 games and see what his scoring tally is thereafter.”

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