As the Premier Soccer League season 2021/22 is at hand, we are currently in a rollercoaster.
Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates have already started strengthening their groups because they want to end Mamelodi Sundowns’ dominance over South African football.
While Sundowns are not resting on their laurels, they have also brought in new players who could help the Tshwane giants claim their fifth consecutive PSL title in the upcoming campaign.
On the other hand, some clubs are replenishing their groups to either challenge for a top-eight final or fail to make it out of the top flight.
Purpose provides you with all the information you need to know about the current South African winter transfer window.
When does the PSL transfer window open?
The local transfer window officially opened on July 1st and clubs are currently registering new players for the upcoming season.
However, the PSL has yet to indicate when the current transfer window will close, but it usually closes on August 31st.
Upon contact by Purpose PShat’s media officer Fhatuwani Mpfuni, for commenting on the closing of the window, said: “Not sure at the moment. I will let you know as soon as it is confirmed.”
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Which players can be on the move?
The 2021/22 season is expected to start next month and most clubs prefer to complete their transfer businesses as early as possible to give coaches enough time to integrate new players.
Purpose look at some players that may be moving before the transfer window closes:
Nkosinathi Sibisi | Lamontville Golden Arrows
Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates have both received recognition for their interest in the Arrows captain, who enjoyed his breakout season at the PSL during the 2020/21 campaign.
Arrows and Pirates have a good working relationship, which Gladwin Shitolo borrowed from Abafana Bes’thende for three seasons.
However, Sundowns recently snatched Zimbabwean international Divine Lunga from Arrows and the Tshwane giants cannot be ruled out in the race for Sibisi’s autograph.
George Lebese | Free agent
Lebese is currently a free agent who started training with Swallows FC earlier this month as he wants to impress the club’s technical team.
The former left wing of Kaizer Chiefs hopes to find a new club in March this year that has parted ways with U.S. equipment Colorado Springs Switchback.
It is known that Swallows are looking for a replacement Kgaogelo Sekgota with the young left wing who recently left for Swallows for Chiefs with a free transfer.
The Beautiful Birds could bring in Lebese as a replacement for Sekgota.
Sipho Mbule | SuperSport United
The Bafana Bafana international is known for wanting to leave SuperSport in the current transfer window, after being linked with Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns repeatedly.
SuperSport head coach Kaitano Tembo could not rule out the possibility of losing the attacking midfielder, who was one of Matsatsantsa’s best players last season.
Mbule’s agent Mike Makaab has already confirmed that Chiefs are interested in his client with Amakhosi free to sign new players after their Fifa transfer ban ended on July 1.
The former South African under-20 international contract with Matsatsantsa will expire at the end of June 2022.
Bongokuhle Hlongwane | Maritzburg United
The 21-year-old striker is one of the most exciting youngsters in the PSL, and his recent performances for Maritzburg have reportedly attracted the attention of Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates.
Hlongwane plans to join Sundowns with his former strike partner at Maritzburg, Thabiso Kutumela, after the duo played a key role in helping the Team of Choice avoid relegation from the PSL.
Kutumela completed his switch to Sundowns last week, and Masandawana are reportedly still eager to add Hlongwane to their squad, according to the latest reports.
It remains to be seen whether the duo will be reunited at Sundowns before the transfer window closes.
Evidence Makgopa | Baroka FC
The new Bafana Bafana international is one of the most popular properties in the PSL after enjoying a successful campaign at Baroka FC, which earned him the PSL Young Player of the Season.
Makgopa has been linked with the PSL Big Three clubs, Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates, and he plans to leave Baroka after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The long-range shooter is part of the South African u.23 group in Tokyo, and he believes that he will possibly follow in the footsteps of his former Baroka teammate Goodman Mosele.
Mosele joined Pirates earlier this month Khurishi Mphahlele, chairman of Baroka, has indicated that they are prepared to sell their star players in the current transfer window.
Teboho Mokoena | SuperSport United
The highly regarded midfield maestro has been continuously linked with Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns since the transfer window in January.
Mokoena’s agent, Glyn Binkin, has confirmed a huge interest in the player, but has let it be known that his “primary ambition” is going overseas. amid interest from the two giants of South African football.
SuperSport has earned millions of rands over the past few years from the sale of their key players, including Jeremy Brockie and Aubrey Modiba, to Sundowns.
While Chiefs’ newly appointed coach, Stuart Baxter, can campaign for the signing of the South African u.23 international, who gave Mokoena his PSL debut at Matsatsantsa in October 2016.