The SA Premier Soccer League transfer window closes at midnight today, but don’t expect much to happen, reports FARPost Editor, Tiyani wa ka Mabasa.
For years now, PSL clubs have gotten used to doing their business early and this season was no exception. Look at Sundowns, for example, who penned deals with Peter Shalulile and Kermit Erasmus (both in main picture) sometime back.
Rarely, you see team officials at the PSL offices on deadline day.
There will be one or two officials, but usually to register players that were signed recently, not on deadline day.
Is there a surprise in store?
Maybe. Maybe not. Mamelodi Sundowns are linked with Maritzburg United defender Rushine De Reuck, but the latter has apparently turned down the opportunity to move to Chloorkop in favour of staying in Pietermaritzburg.
Let’s wait and see…
Still in KwaZulu Natal, AmaZulu will register goalkeeper Veli Mothwa, following his surprise move from Chippa United.
Usuthu, under new owners, appear to be going all out to put together a squad capable of fighting for a top eight finish rather than relegation and with the likes of Luvuyo Memela and Xola Mlambo already on board, these are exciting times for the Usuthu supporters.
Perhaps AmaZulu are not done just yet…
After all, unsettled Sundowns striker Phakamani Mahlambi could be on the move with AmaZulu reportedly still keen on his services.
Mahlambi’s lifestyle off the pitch has been under the spotlight of late with Sundowns co-coach Rulani Mokwena explaining to Marawa TV why he’s found the going tough at Chloorkop.
The ‘Brazilians’ also have a lot of players who are not in their plans for the 2020/21 season.
Tiyani Mabunda, Wayne Arendse and Anthony Laffor are just some of the players that have been deemed surplus to requirements at the club.
Remember, the close of the transfer window doesn’t affect free agents and as such, Black Leopards are under no pressure to complete a deal with Ovidy Karuru, who’s been on trial at the club.
The same goes for neighbours Baroka, who have welcomed Ghanaian striker Richmond Antwi, who’s also going through an assessment.
FARPost will bring you all the updates as it happens.
MESSAGE FROM THE LEAGUE…
The Premier Soccer League domestic transfer window will close today, 30 November 2020 at midnight.
The second domestic transfer window will open on 1 February 2021 until 1 March 2021.
Due to Covid19 regulations, unfortunately media will not be allowed inside the PSL offices to cover the transfer window deadline as per norm.
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By Tiyani wa ka Mabasa