Transfers moving along nicely
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