PSL transfers... who’s in and who’s out
FOOTBALL’S transfer window has only just opened in South Africa but already there have been some big signings by PSL clubs.
Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns have been leading the way, with the AmaKhosi picking up Bafana Bafana stars Siboniso Gaxa and Morgan Gould, as well as young goalkeeper Nhlanhla Khuzwayo from AmaZulu.
Sundowns have brought in one of the country’s top young midfield talents in Thamsanqa Sangweni from AmaZulu, as well as left-sided utility man Tebogo Langerman, who signed a pre-contract with the club back in January.
That did not stop him helping former side Supersport United to beat Sundowns in the Nedbank Cup final last month.
Supersport United have been busy too, bringing in Zambian international Clifford Mulenga from Bloemfontein Celtic, with John Arwuah going the other way, as well as Bafana centre-back Bevan Fransman from Hapoel Tel Aviv in Israel.
But the fact that they have lost Gould, Langerman and Arwuah is a blow for coach Gavin Hunt, who every season has to compensate for the loss of his top stars.
Here is the list of confirmed transfers so far:
AJAX CAPE TOWN
OUTS: Brett Evans (released)
INS: Prince Hlela (Bloemfontein Celtic), Sifiso Vilakazi (Wits)
OUTS: Nhlanhla Khuzwayo (Kaizer Chiefs), Thamsanqa Sangweni (Mamelodi Sundowns), Stanton Lewis, Moses Chavula (both released)
INS: Matthew Pattison (Santos), Ayo Oluwafemi (free agent), Thokozani Mshengu (Bloemfontein Celtic)
OUTS: Sifiso Vilakazi (AmaZulu), Masibusane Zongo (loan return to Wits)
OUTS: Khethowakhe Masuku (Orlando Pirates)
INS: John Arwuah (SuperSport United), Siyabonga Nontshinga (Jomo Cosmos), Auguston Leonard (Moroka Swallows)
OUTS: Thokozani Mshengu (Wits), Prince Hlela (AmaZulu), Kgotso Moleko (free agent), Ezenwa Otorogu, Cecil Oerson, Bevan Fransch, Luyanda Hlongwa, Siyabonga Mbatha, Moses Spandeel, Ransford Osei (all released), Phenyo Mongala (loan return to Orlando Pirates), Papi Zothwane (loan return to Mamelodi Sundowns), Clifford Mulenga (SuperSport United)
FREE STATE STARS
OUTS: Mxolisi Gumede, Aleni Lebyane, Manti Moholo, Daniel Agbagwu (all released)
OUTS: Robyn Johannes (loan return to Orlando Pirates)
INS: Morgan Gould (SuperSport United), Siboniso Gaxa (Lierse, Belgium), Sakhile Hlongwa (eThekwini Coastal FC), Nhlanhla Khuzwayo (AmaZulu)
OUTS: Thela Ngobeni, Brent Lawler, Dominic Mateba, Steven Ncanana, Tlou Molekwane, Lucky Khune, Dominic Isaacs (all released), Gerald Sibeko (retired)
INS: Tebogo Langerman (SuperSport United), Thamsanqa Sangweni (AmaZulu), Buhle Mkhwanazi (loan return from Bloemfontein Celtic)
OUTS: Papi Zothwane, Tshepo Ramokala (both released)
OUTS: Olukolade Abobade (released)
OUTS: Auguston Leonard (Bloemfontein Celtic)
INS: Mbongeni Gumede (returned from loan to Sivutsa Stars), Lucas Thwala, Patrick Malokase, Mduduzi Nyanda, Chiukepo Msowoya (all returned from loan to Platinum Stars), Thabo Rakhale (Sivutsa Stars), Khethowakhe Masuku (Black Leopards), Robyn Johannes (loan return from Lamontville Golden Arrows)
OUTS: Getúlio Vargas, Luis Boa Morte (both released), Tokelo Rantie (loan return to IFK Hasselholm, Sweden)
INS: Thabani Mthembu (Young Mates), Mogakolodi Ngele (Township Rollers, Botswana)
OUTS: Eugene Etame Soppo, Tshifhiwa Mmbooi, Tshepo Moloto, Mbhuyiselo Sambu, Mohamed Chicoto, Solomon Mathe, Nathan Paulse, Terrence Mandaza (all released), Lucas Thwala, Patrick Malokase, Mduduzi Nyanda, Chiukepo Msowoya (all returned from loan to Orlando Pirates)
INS: Clifford Mulenga (Bloemfontein Celtic), Bevan Fransman (Hapoel Tel Aviv, Israel), Masibusane Zongo (loan return from Wits)
OUTS: Morgan Gould (Kaizer Chiefs), John Arwuah (Bloemfontein Celtic), Tebogo Langerman (Mamelodi Sundowns)
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