KICK OFF Rumour Mill - July
Posted: 1 July 2014 Time: 03:29 pm
Stay up to date here with all the latest PSL transfer talk, rumours and completed deals.
Thurday, July 31
• Former youth international defender Thapelo Tshilo will remain at Polokwane City this season after agreeing to extend his stay with the club.
• Platinum Stars have decided against signing former Milano United midfielder Bridget Motha.
• Moroka Swallows have appointed former Kaizer Chiefs striker Fani Madida as an assistant coach to Zeca Marques.
• DONE DEAL: Platinum Stars have completed the signing of striker Rhulani Manzini from National First Division side Witbank Spurs.
• AmaZulu will today decide whether or not they will sign former Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns defender Robyn Johannes.
• Platinum Stars have described as ‘malicious’ reports linking former Bafana Bafana assistant coach Serame Letsoaka to the club.
• Former Golden Arrows midfielder Jabulani Nene is trying his luck at Chippa United in the hope of earning a contract.
• Maritzburg United are on the verge of signing Ghanaian striker Mike Mohammed on a three-year deal following a successful trial.
• Mamelodi Sundowns have confirmed that Swedish club Djurgardens IF have made an offer for midfielder Xolani Mdaki.
• Chippa United are still negotiating with Sundowns for the services of defender Doctor Mampuru, but the deal has not been finalised.
• DONE DEAL: Free State Stars have confirmed the signing of 14 new players, including Ivorian defender Robert Sankara and Burkina Faso goalkeeper Daouda Diakite.
Wednesday, July 30
• DONE DEAL: Bloemfontein Celtic have snapped up ex-Kaizer Chiefs fullback Keegan Ritchie on a two-year deal.
• DONE DEAL: Tinashe Nengomasha has joined Mpumalanga Black Aces on a two-year deal.
• Ajax Cape Town are willing to sell George Akpabio to Chippa United but only if the price is right.
• Orlando Pirates have agreed on the transfer fee and the personal terms to sign DRC pair Eddy Emomo and Bodrick Ungenda Muselenge.
• Mamelodi Sundowns are set to release defender Method Mwanjali from his contract.
• DONE DEAL: Orlando Pirates have beaten Kaizer Chiefs to the signature of Thabo Qalinge from Mpumalanga Black Aces.
• Mamelodi Sundowns have yet to hear back from Monaco following Kudakwashe Mahachi's trial in France.
• DONE DEAL: Chippa United have completed the outright signing of Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda from Orlando Pirates.
• DONE DEAL: Rowen Fernandez has signed for Bidvest Wits to cover for the injured Moeneeb Josephs.
Tuesday, July 29
• Chippa United have signed Zimbabwean twins Patrick and Peter Mubayiwa from Witbank Spurs, with the deal only awaiting permanent residence permits.
• DONE DEAL: Ajax Cape Town have completed the signing of SuperSport United striker Thabiso Nkoana on a one-year loan deal.
• Former AmaZulu midfielder Njabulo Manqana is in talks with Maritzburg United over a potential deal.
• Mamelodi Sundowns’ R7-million offer for Keagan Dolly has been accepted by Ajax Cape Town.
• Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Xolani Mdaki is set to sign a short-term deal with Swedish club Djurgardens.
• Chippa United are chasing the signature of Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Fatau Dauda.
• Forgotten midfielder Tshepo Ramokala has surfaced at National First Division club African Warriors.
Monday, July 28
• DONE DEAL: Polokwane City have signed Jabulani 'Master' Dladla from Mbombela United.
• Orlando Pirates-target Mogakolodi Ngele will be staying at Platinum Stars this season, according to Dikwena football manager Senzo Mazingiza.
• Ajax Cape Town are set to sign Bidvest Wits defender Katlego Pule pending the results of a medical.
• DONE DEAL: Chippa United have signed Siyabulela Shai on loan from Mamelodi Sundowns.
• Top transfer target Keagan Dolly says he could still yet leave the club this season.
• DONE DEAL: Former Free State Stars defender Mbhuyiselo Sambu has become Chippa United’s 15th signing ahead of the new season.
• DONE DEAL: Former Jomo Cosmos captain Gladwin Shitolo has joined Orlando Pirates.
• Siyabonga Nkosi is hopeful Knowledge Musona will return to Kaizer Chiefs this season, saying "it would be a big plus" for Amakhosi.
• DONE DEAL: Duncan Lechesa has been confirmed as the new coach of NFD side Royal Eagles.
• Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda is staying with Orlando Pirates for the new season, so says Bucs official Floyd Mbele.
• Ajax Cape Town insist Bidvest Wits-target Abbubaker Mobara is not for sale.
• DONE DEAL: Chippa United have beaten Platinum Stars for the services of striker Mhlengi Cele from Thanda Royal Zulu.
• Mamelodi Sundowns may loan out 19-year-old midfielder Flavio Bento.
Sunday, July 27
• Chippa United have swooped on Thanda Royal Zulu captain Chris Komane.
• DONE DEAL: Free State Stars have signed Richard Henyekane from Sundowns on a permanent deal.
Saturday, July 26
• DONE DEAL: Polokwane City have agreed to a three-year deal with former Black Leopards goalkeeper Dino Visser.
Friday, July 25
• DONE DEAL: Ajax Cape Town midfielder Travis Graham has signed a contract extension with the club until June 2017.
Thursday, July 24
• Siyabonga Sangweni has his back against the wall as he is left with little option but to continue with Orlando Pirates this season.
• Knowledge Musona could well yet return to Kaizer Chiefs for the upcoming season.
• DONE DEAL: Mpumalanga Black Aces have announced the signing of Edwin Gyimah from SuperSport United
• Chippa United have held talks with Mamelodi Sundowns over signing want-away striker Edward Manqele on a season-long loan.
• DONE DEAL: Ajax Cape Town have signed American winger Noah Sadaoui.
• Bobby Motaung has explained why Kaizer Chiefs have only signed two players so far.
• DONE DEAL: SuperSport United have extended Dino Ndlovu's loan deal from Maccabi Haifa.
• DONE DEAL: Ajax Cape Town have signed former Platinum Stars defender James Mofokeng.
Wednesday, July 23
• Outgoing Bafana Bafana boss Gordon Igesund has yet to receive offers for a new coaching job.
• Kaizer Chiefs have given up trying to sign Bidvest Wits captain Sibusiso Vilakazi.
• DONE DEAL: Chippa United have confirmed the signing of ex-Free State Stars goalkeeper Tshepo Motsoeneng.
• Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Tiyani Mabunda has resurfaced at Mpumalanga Black Aces in the hope of earning a deal.
• DONE DEAL: SuperSport United have confirmed the signing of former Platinum Stars striker Thabani Mthembu.
• Sphesihle Nzimande has renewed his contract with Polokwane City for a further two years, ending AmaZulu and Free State Stars' hopes of signing the striker.
• Kaizer Chiefs say the signing of Zimbabwean midfielder Ovidy Karuru is dependent on how the club juggles their foreign quota.
• Bobby Motaung says Kaizer Chiefs will make an announcement on Knowledge Musona's future as soon as they hear back from Hoffenheim.
• Togo international striker Francis Kone will start his trial with Kaizer Chiefs today.
• Kaizer Chiefs say they respect Mpumalanga Black Aces' stance that Thabo Qalinge is not for sale.
• Kaizer Chiefs defender Jimmy Jambo has retired from football due to persistent injury problems.
Tuesday, July 22
• Thabo Qalinge says he wants to leave Black Aces for Kaizer Chiefs.
• Former national Under-23 defender Gladwin Shitolo is eyeing a move to the PSL, with Polokwane City a possible destination.
• Free State Stars have made enquiries about Black Leopards defender Harry Nyirenda.
• Mpumalanga Black Aces coach Clive Barker insists that Thabo Qalinge is not going anywhere and staying with AmaZayoni this season.
• Former SuperSport United goalkeeper Rowen Fernandez is now training with Bidvest Wits in the hope of earning a deal.
• Bloemfontein Celtic are reportedly in negotiations to sign Malawi Under-20 international defender Miracle Gabeya.
• SuperSport United have decided against signing former Orlando Pirates midfielder Cyril Mashego, who had been training with the club.
• DONE DEAL: Zimbabwe defender Partson Jaure has completed his move from Dynamos to University of Pretoria.
Monday, July 21
• Ex-Bloemfontein Celtic defender Johannes Motlhaping is due to complete a move to Vasco da Gama tomorrow.
• Thabo Matlaba's agent has again insisted that his client has not committed his future to Orlando Pirates.
• The tug of war between Ajax Cape Town and Chippa United over Nigerian striker George Akpabio has ended in the Urban Warriors' favour.
• Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says he aims to finalise his squad this week for the upcoming season.
• Maritzburg United have handed a trial to Ghanaian striker Mike Mohammed, who was recently training with Kaizer Chiefs.
• Goteborg are waiting on May Mahlangu's agent to hold talks over a new deal for the Bafana Bafana midfielder.
• Ajax Cape Town coach Roger de Sa says Keagan Dolly will still be at the Urban Warriors for the new season.
• DONE DEAL: Ex-Bidvest Wits midfielder Letladi Madubanya has completed his move to Platinum Stars.
• SuperSport United coach Cavin Johnson says he is not fazed by the prospect of losing Mame Niang to Mamelodi Sundowns.
• DONE DEAL: AmaZulu have confirmed the signing of Kenya international Paul Were on a three-year deal.
Sunday, July 20
• DONE DEAL: Denver Mukamba has joined University of Pretoria in a season-long loan from Bidvest Wits.
• DONE DEAL: Mamelodi Sundowns have loaned defender Abel Mabaso to Maritzburg United for the new season.
• Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has told midfielder Dove Wome that he must move on with his career elsewhere.
Saturday, July 19
• Former Kaizer Chiefs left-back Keegan Ritchie is on trial at Bloemfontein Celtic.
• Scottish semi-pro side Whitehill Welfare are reportedly trying to coax Bafana legend Benni McCarthy out of retirement.
• Veteran goalkeeper Calvin Marlin will stay with Mpumalanga Black Aces despite failing to make an appearance last season.
Friday, July 18
• DONE DEAL: Ajax Cape Town have confirmed the signing of winger Phathizwe Sacolo on a two-year contract.
• Ghana goalkeeper Fatau Dauda is looking likely to leave Orlando Pirates as he presses on with his desire to be his country's number one.
• DONE DEAL: Bidvest Wits have loaned out midfield hardman Sandile Sibande to Moroka Swallows on a season-long deal.
• There is no deal yet for Zimbabwe’s Partson Jaure at University of Pretoria after the club failed to reach an agreement with Dynamos.
• Bidvest Wits midfielder Derek Mukamba is training with University of Pretoria in search of a loan deal.
• DR Congo striker Ngoyi Eddy Emomo is poised to sign with Orlando Pirates after being offered a contract by the Buccaneers.
•Rudolph Bester's agent insists his client is no longer contracted to Orlando Pirates after doubts emerged.
• DONE DEAL: Chippa United have signed Nigerian midfielder Ugonna Uzochukwu.
• DONE DEAL: Platinum Stars have recruited Malta international Steve Borg on a two-year contract.
Thursday, July 17
• Nigerian midfielder Prince Olomu hasn’t given up hope of reviving his career despite spending the past year without a club.
• Kaizer Chiefs have renewed their interest in signing want-away Mamelodi Sundowns striker Edward Manqele.
• Mamelodi Sundowns youngster Xolani Mdaki is impressing on his trial at Djurgardens FC, according to the player's agent Tim Sukazi.
Wednesday, July 16
• PSL Footballer of the Season Sibusiso Vilakazi is likely to remain with Bidvest Wits as chances of his preferred move to Europe remain slim.
• Burkina Faso striker Kho Traore will not be donning the colours of Orlando Pirates next season after the club ruled themselves out of the running to sign him.
• Dove Wome has confirmed that he is not part of Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane’s plans this coming season.
Tuesday, July 15
• Rudolf Bester is still looking for a new club after failing to win a contract at Moroka Swallows.
• Musa Nyatama is set to stay with Mamelodi Sundowns after impressing the technical team during pre-season.
• Kaizer Chiefs defender Lincoln Zvasiya is increasingly looking likely to end up on loan at ambitious First Division club Royal Eagles.
• DONE DEAL: Moroka Swallows have completed the signing of former Platinum Stars midfielder Lantshene Phalane.
• Ex-Bidvest Wits midfielder Tinashe Nengomasha will sign with Mpumalanga Black Aces when AmaZayoni return from a pre-season camp.
• Maritzburg United are still chasing Mamelodi Sundowns defender Abel Mabaso, but have given up on Rodney Ramagalela.
• Ex-Maritzburg United defender Robyn Johannes is trying to earn a deal at AmaZulu.
• Former AmaZulu midfielder Njabulo Manqana is training at Free State Stars with a view to winning a contract.
Monday, July 14
• DONE DEAL: Mamelodi Sundowns have exercised a one-year option on Ugandan goalkeeper Denis Onyango’s contract.
• DONE DEAL: Free State Stars have confirmed Duncan Lechesa has resigned as an assistant coach at the club.
• DONE DEAL: Platinum Stars-target Kurt Lentjies has committed himself to Maritzburg United for the season.
• Royal Eagles are eyeing Chippa United striker Petrus Ngebo, while they are also hoping to get players from Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns.
• Platinum Stars are trying their best to hold onto Orlando Pirates-target Mogakolodi Ngele by offering him a much-improved contract.
• University of Pretoria are poised to sign Zimbabwe captain Partson Jaure as a replacement for Buhle Mkhwanazi.
• Former Royal Eagles coach David Bright is in talks with FC Cape Town.
• Siyabonga Sangweni is training with Orlando Pirates again despite still being without a contract.
Saturday, July 12
• Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Dove Wome could be heading to SuperSport United.
• The tug of war between Chippa United and Ajax Cape Town for the services of Nigerian striker George Akpabio is far from over.
• Chippa United are on the verge of signing attacking midfielder Erwin Isaacs from Bidvest Wits.
Friday, July 11
• DONE DEAL: Mpumalanga Black Aces have signed ex-Orlando Pirates striker Collins Mbesuma on a two-year contract.
• Dove Wome's future has been cast in doubt after he did not travel with Mamelodi Sundowns to Zimbabwe for a pre-season camp.
• SuperSport United have decided against signing ex-AmaZulu midfielder Njabulo Manqana.
• Tendai Ndoro is staying with Mpumalanga Black Aces, putting an end to speculation that he was on his way to Orlando Pirates.
• Siyabonga Sangweni appears likely to sign a new contract with Orlando Pirates after returning to training.
• Platinum Stars are considering recruiting Malta international Steve Borg.
•Mpumalanga Black Aces coach Clive Barker has given Collins Mbesuma an ultimatum to drop some weight before he can be signed by the club.
Thursday, July 10
• Mamelodi Sundowns fullback Punch Masenamela is waiting to hear from the club whether he will be offered an extension.
• Mpumalanga Black Aces coach Clive Barker says he will soon sign ex-Bidvest Wits midfielder Tinashe Nengomasha.
•University of Pretoria are set to sign Zimbabwean defender Partson Jaure as a replacement for Buhle Mkhwanazi.
• DONE DEAL: Bidvest Wits have confirmed the signing of Buhle Mkhwanazi from University of Pretoria.
• Kudakwashe Mahachi is expected back at Mamelodi Sundowns on Tuesday from his trial at French club Monaco.
• Golden Arrows have handed veteran defender Joseph Musonda his clearance after seven years with the club.
• Duncan Lechesa is yet to agree to join National First Division side Royal Eagles.
• Mamelodi Sundowns are close to signing Amajita captain Ayabulela Magqwaka from Ajax Cape Town.
Wednesday, July 9
• Buhle Mkhwanazi is set to leave University of Pretoria before the end of the week, with Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits the likeliest destinations.
• Former Mamelodi Sundowns, Golden Arrows and AmaZulu striker Lucky Nguzana looks to have completed a move to Platinum Stars.