There are many footballers sitting on the stands at various Premier Soccer League (PSL) clubs and for some, it’s high time they consider other options.
FARPost.co.za looks at the situation of five top players from the PSL who should ask for loan moves in the coming January transfer window…
Justice Chabalala (Orlando Pirates)
The 28-year-old defender has also been recently linked with a move away from Orlando Pirates.
Chabalala who made an appearance in the Carling Black Label Cup and two competitive matches this season seems to have faded into the background with the likes of Happy Jele and Alfred Ndengane securing their spot in the defence of Orlando Pirates.
Lorenzo Gordinho (Kaizer Chiefs)
The 24-year-old centre-back who was released on loan to Bloemfontein Celtic in January had a fantastic spell at Siwelele under Steve Komphela and became a pivotal part of the defence that earned him his call-up back to Amakhosi.
However, with everyone expecting him to jump straight into the starting XI following his impressive spell at Celtic, it seems as if the defender may not be in head coach Ernst Midderndorp’s plans.
Gordinho made a return to Kaizer Chiefs early August and has since featured for the reserve side in the Multichoice Diski Challenge where he unfortunately sustained a broken hand and underwent surgery. He has however since recovered but he last made an appearance in a competitive match in June when Amakhosi faced Chippa United. The likes of Eric Mathoho and Daniel Cardoso have all gotten a nod ahead of him.
Siphelele Ntshangase (Kaizer Chiefs)
The midfielder was safely one of the fan favourites when he signed from Baroka and indeed continued to impress the Amakhosi faithful with his skill and creative passes under the helm of Giovani Solinas. Ntshangase, however, has since the appointment Middendorp dropped down the pecking order.
Zakhele Lepasa (Orlando Pirates)
After being one of the youngest players to ever win the Nedbank Cup Player of the Tournament earlier this year, his club Pirates were very quick to snatch him back from his six-month long loan spell at GladAfrica Championship side, TS Galaxy. The 22-year-old scored the only goal in the Nedbank Cup final against Kaizer Chiefs which also gave Pirates hope that he might be ready for topflight football.
Lepasa has only featured in one match this season, which was in the 2-1 win over Chippa United in September.
Aubrey Ngoma (Mamelodi Sundowns)
With a move away from Mamelodi Sundowns said to be on the cards for quite some time due to lack of game time, the January transfer window is a perfect opportunity for Ngoma to play some regular club football elsewhere. Ngoma, who signed for Downs in 2017, is yet to find himself being a regular player in the tough talented Sundowns starting XI. He’s played one match all season.
By Amahle Siphungu