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Sun Apr 20 02:44:11 SAST 2014

Transfer window slams shut today

Mark Gleeson | 31 August, 2012 06:260 Comments
Absa Premiership: Maritzburg United media open day
Ernst Middendorp during the Maritzburg United media open day at Harry Gwala Stadium on August 14, 2012 in Pietermaritzburg
Image by: Anesh Debiky / Gallo Images

THE doors will shut tightly at 5pm and the fax machine will be switched off as the transfer window closes this afternoon.

Clubs have until the close of business to register new signings at the Premier Soccer League offices in Johannesburg.

But at 5pm exactly security personnel will block the entrance to ensure that there is no way for errant administrators to attempt to sneak in any late signings.

Clubs must have their paperwork in order to ensure they beat the deadline.

League rules stipulate that clubs must provide a complete registration form, the PSL's standard medical form and two copies of the contract between the club and the player - in two separate envelopes.

Clubs must also provide a certified copy of the player's identity book or passport and two colour passport photographs. In the case of a foreigner, a work permit in the passport must also be shown.

All of this must be accompanied by a clearance certificate issued by the selling club to the buying club.

Once registered, the club receives a laminated driver's licence-sized card for the player that serves as confirmation. The card must be produced at every match.

Clubs can make no more purchases until the next window opens on January 1, except in the case of the signee being currently out of contract or an amateur.

League officials are expecting a flurry of activity as clubs settle last-minute negotiations, but the bulk of the transfer activity is already presumed to have been completed.

The MTN8 final between Moroka Swallows and Supersport United is expected to be played at Orlando stadium on September 22.

Supersport and the high-flying Dube Birds are happy with the venue and looking forward to an exciting cup final.

Swallows booked themselves a place in the final of the R8-million winner-takes-all tournament after brushing aside star-studded Mamelodi Sundowns.

United ended Pirates' dream of winning this traditional season-opener for a record third successive season.

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