PSL transfer news: Golden Arrows sign Ramagalela, Musonda, Manaka, Zikalala, Letuka
Posted: 31 July 2015 Time: 15:51
Golden Arrows have announced a raft of new signings, which includes strikers Rodney Ramagalela and Mwape Musonda from Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates respectively.
The PSL returnees have also recruited goalkeeper Philani Zikalala and defender Gladwin Shitolo from Pirates, as well as ex-Platinum Stars midfielder Edgar Manaka and fullback Tumelo Letuka from Free State Stars.
Arrows released a statement on their website, part of which says: "Gladwin Shitolo previously with Jomo Cosmos and Orlando Pirates, has been signed to help with the midfield. He captained Cosmos before being signed to Pirates, he has a natural ability to lead, and this shows on the field.
"Nkosinathi Zitha, this young player joins us from Thanda Royal Zulu. He is an explosive player on the field, and has considerable performance on defence.
"Mwape Musonda joins us from Orando Pirates. He initially made his name at Konkola Mine Police where he scored 10 goals in the 2012 season when the club from the northern border town of Chililabombwe made its topflight debut. He is a strong, quick and powerful striker, who reads a game well and combines well with others going forward and he can shoot with both feet.
"Khayalethu Mjoli hails from Natal United, although young, he impressed earlier in the year when Golden Arrows met Natal United on the field. He has a natural ability with a football and has adapted well to the Golden Arrows style of play.
"Kwanele Hlongwane also plied his game at Natal United. The youngster is another versatile attacking midfielder who has impressed while being with the club for the pre-season.
"Philani Zikalala has joined the team from Orlando Pirates. Having spent much of the last season as the Bucs third choice keeper, he is a welcome addition to our keeping outfit. Born in Kwa-Mashu, Philani is returning home to wear the green and gold. He has played in one of our pre-season friendlies and has impressed all.
"Edgar Manaka formerly from Platinum Stars is a seasoned player, having had experience with Boroka FC and Black Leopards. He has also joined the midfielder position but is known to be versatile with the boot.
"Jabulani Ncobeni is a promising midfielder. Previously with Bloemfontein Celtic and Maritzburg United, he made a decision to get game time after being benched. He moved to Sobantu Shooting Stars in the SAFA Second Div and has now joined Lamontville Golden Arrows.
"Rodney Ramagalela has also joined us from Mamelodi Sundowns. Rodney has recently joined the club this week and will be traveling with the team when they head to Richards Bay for the Premiers Cup that's taking place this weekend. The striker who has also played for Black Leopards is a promising signing for the team. With 3 goals and 1 assist from a handful of games last season, Golden Arrows are sure he will light up the field when representing the team.
"Tumelo Letuka is a left-back previously with Free State Stars, he is a definite team player and assesses the game well. Able to adapt his style to suit game situation, he will be a welcome addition to the team.
"Other players signed from the Vodacom League include Quincy Ngcobo, a Pietermaritzburg-born player who has come across from Sobantu, Mfundo Ngwazi who has come through the ranks of both Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates Development, as well as Koloko Mkhithi."