South African football pundit is confident Nigeria Junior International Jabaar Ibraheem is the problem solver the Kaizer Chiefs really need
Ibraheem Jabaar of Stellenbosch FC during the DStv Premiership 2022/23 game against Cape Town City at Danie Craven Stadium on 27 January 2023 © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix
By Ed Emeanua
South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs are expected to beef up their ranks with one or two new standout stars from Stellenbosch FC next term, with their focus on signing the pair of Junior Mendieta and Sibongiseni Mthethwa, according to widespread reports from Mzansi.
However, bringing over the duo to the mighty Amakhosi as a solution to the Chiefs’ myriad of problems, for which defensive midfield is a more pressing issue, might not be the right decision according to The South African.
Siseko Gwegwe reports for the South Africa based new outlet that hours of watching Stellenbosch games for two seasons, clearly shows that the most effective midfielder in their fold is arguably the 20-year-old Nigerian Ibraheem Jabaar.
The top South African football pundit considers the Nigerian junior international a resolute defensive midfielder in the clone of Blom (Njabulo), with the predominant agility to foray into the foe’s box.
“Watching Jabaar often leaves you unsure of whether he is a defensive midfielder or central midfielder, such is his industry in the engine room,” Gwegwe writes.
“In Jabaar, Chiefs would be signing two midfielders in one, and at 20, the all-action midfielder has a high resale value for a big transfer to Europe.”