Trans­fers mov­ing along nicely

The Star Early Edition - - SPORT -

WITH al­most two months still to go un­til the end of the trans­fer win­dow, there has al­ready been a sig­nif­i­cant amount of busi­ness done in the Premier Soc­cer League (PSL).

Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Kom­phela needs to get things right this sea­son af­ter two tro­phy-less years, and he has al­ready made two sign­ings in former Mar­itzburg United winger-cum-left-back Phi­lani Zulu, as well as 21-year-old Zim­bab­wean cen­tral de­fender Teenage Hadebe, who ar­rives from Chicken Inn.

Like their Soweto ri­vals, Or­lando Pi­rates are also in dire need of a tro­phy and they’ve made a very promis­ing start with the ac­qui­si­tion of highly-rated Chippa United cen­tral mid­fielder Tham­sanqa Sang­weni.

Chippa have bal­anced out Sang­weni’s de­par­ture with the sign­ing of vastly-ex­pe­ri­enced goal-scor­ing mid­fielder Kurt Len­tjies from Mar­itzburg United.

Pi­rates have, mean­while, loaned mid­fielder Gift Mo­tupa back to Baroka FC.

There has also been some ac­tion in the tech­ni­cal de­part­ments. Free State Stars and Bloem­fontein Celtic, have both an­nounced new head coaches, with Ea Lla Koto putting their trust in Sammy Troughton, while Celtic have gone in­ter­na­tional in bring­ing in Ser­bian tac­ti­cian Ve­selin Jelu­sic.

Fol­low­ing their an­nounce­ment last week that Fadlu Davids had been awarded the head coach po­si­tion on a full-time ba­sis, Mar­itzburg con­firmed on Tues­day the ar­rival of an ad­di­tional as­sis­tant in Siya Md­luli.

Plat­inum Stars will have a new coach­ing duo at the helm this sea­son af­ter they brought in former Baroka FC co-coach Milton Dlamini to as­sist new head coach Peter But­ler.

There has also been a fair amount of news down in the Mother City. Ajax Cape Town have struck a deal for Sed­wyn Ge­orge from NFD side Royal Ea­gles. They also an­nounced Boe­bie Solomons as as­sis­tant coach.

A short way down the N1 at Cape Town City, the Benni McCarthy-coached team have cap­tured tricky left-winger Lyle Lakay, while Teko Modise, a free agent af­ter his con­tract with Sun­downs was com­pleted, con­tin­ues to be linked to the Cit­i­zens.

The trans­fer win­dow closes on Au­gust 31; still plenty of time for a whole lot more ma­jor busi­ness to be con­ducted. — ANA

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