Transfer Window Now Open


The transfer market has officially opened for South African clubs but in practice, no new signings can be affected until the Premier Soccer League reopens for business on Monday, January 6.

With all Premier Soccer League teams due to return from their Christmas holidays by Monday, it is expected that the majority of new signings will only be revealed as the month unfolds.

To date there have been three confirmed signings, announced last month already, although their registrations must still be affected.

Ruzaigh Gamieldien and Nhlanhla Shabalala have joined AmaZulu while the move from Ajax Cape Town of Lebogang Manyama, who joins SuperSport United, has also been confirmed.

Kaizer Chiefs have formally addressed rumours over two of their intended targets, confirming that they are after Edward Manqele (Mamelodi Sundowns, on loan at Moroka Swallows) and SuperSport United midfielder George Maluleka.

They also last month confirmed that unhappy forward Lehlohonolo Majoro is likely to leave after refusing to sign a new contract.

Ajax announced they are to add a striker and a midfielder plus promote three players up from their junior ranks - under-20 internationals Ayabulela Magqwaka and Rivaldo Coetzee as well as the promising Riyaad Norodien.

The trio come through the club's academy and have been training with the first team for the past six months.

Coach Muhsin Ertugral said another four academy players would be added to first-team training for the next six months with an eye to offering them a professional contract for the start of the next season.

The mid-season window will close at 5pm on Friday, January 31.