Big PSL transfer moves Klate, Nkhatha, Moon, Segolela, Mpontshane, Zulu
Posted: 4 February 2015 Time: 10:24
KickOff.com takes a look at some of the notable moves in the January transfer window.
Daine Klate from Orlando Pirates to SuperSport United:
The move caught many by surprise as Matatazela was an icon in the Orlando Pirates camp, according to Bucs chairman Irvin Khoza. Daine Klate will definitely add value to Gordon Igesund’s squad with his experience and familiarity with Matsatsantsa's structures, having won three of his five Absa Premiership titles with the Tshwane outfit.
Kingston Nkhatha from Kaizer Chiefs to SuperSport United:
Kingston Nkhatha will add more firepower and strength upfront for United. Although the big Zimbabwean was targeted by the Amakhosi boo-brigade, he remains one of the most influential players in the PSL considering his work-rate. Gordon Igesund, a renowned man-manager, could be just the right man to assume the mentorship role to Nkhatha, so adequately filled by Stuart Baxter at Naturena.
Siyabonga Mpontshane from Platinum Stars to Orlando Pirates:
The demise of Orlando Pirates' goalkeeper and skipper Senzo Meyiwa left the Buccaneers short of experience between the sticks, prompting them to recruit Siyabonga Mpontshane. Mpontshane, a double cup winner last season, may require an adaption period in Mayfair, which could set up a healthy tussle for the number one jersey with incumbent Brighton Mhlongo.
Bryce Moon, Punch Masenamela and Tlou Segolela to Platinum Stars:
Punch Masenamela and Bryce Moon left Mamelodi Sundowns to join Dikwena while Tlou Segolela arrives from Orlando Pirates. Allan Freese will benefit from the experience of these big-name players. Admittedly the trio are short of game-time, but their abilities - and pace going forward - are well known in the game.
David Zulu from Chippa United to Kaizer Chiefs:
Yes, David Zulu’s shy of topflight experience having joined Chippa United from Black Leopards in the NFD but he made a profound introduction this season, chipping in with goals - including a stunning solo effort against Orlando Pirates in September - consequently earning national team call-ups from Shakes Mashaba prior to the Africa Cup of Nations. Whether Zulu, at the relatively advanced age of 28, can continue to prosper in the high-pressured surroundings of Kaizer Chiefs remains to be seen.