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Seven PSL players in need of a move

Posted: 24 August 2015 Time: 16:02

With seven days to go before the transfer window closes, looks at seven players who need move to progress in their careers.

Wayne Sandilands
The Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper has gone from being a second choice for Bafana Bafana to third choice at his club behind Kennedy Mweene and Denis Onyango. The 32-year-old has been linked with a move from Chloorkop since the arrival of Mweene in 2013 but with seven days remaining before the transfer window closes, it seems as if a move is unlikely to happen.
Erwin Isaacs
Isaacs spent the first few months of last season playing for Bidvest Wits’ Diski Challenge team before he was sent on loan to Ajax Cape Town where he scored three goals in 11 matches. Ajax refused to make the move permanent and Isaacs returned to Wits, where he is surplus to requirements. After making a mere 27 appearances in two-and-a-half seasons, it will be ideal for the player to move.
Kwanda Mngonyama
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has already made it clear that the talented defender is not ready to play for the Brazilians and he is likely to leave the club this week. But the question still remains: Why did the club sign him in the first place? Mngonyama spent the last two seasons on loan at Bidvest Wits and Maritzburg United and a permanent deal would be ideal.
Lehlogonolo Masalesa
When ‘Vieira’ joined Orlando Pirates in 2012 he was rated as a rising star but three seasons later he is yet to stamp his authority on the team. When his former Bidvest Wits coach Roger de Sa was in charge at Pirates, the midfielder made a handful of appearances. Now competing with the likes Oupa Manyisa, Issa Sarr and Thandani Ntshumayelo, the 23-year-old will find it difficult to break into the team.
Luyolo Nomandela
Signed for reportedly R5-million from Free State Stars, Nomandela is also one of the players linked with a move away from Chloorkop. After a scintillating debut season in 2012/13, Nomandela joined Sundowns in 2014 before he was loaned to Moroka Swallows, where he spent the last six months of the 2014/15 season. With competition for places tough at Sundowns, Mosimane has also made it clear that the player can leave if he wants to continue with his career elsewhere. At the age of 25, it will also be in the interests of the player to move.
Levy Mokgothu
Mokgothu had a great debut season in the maroon and white colours of Moroka Swallows. But after joining Kaizer Chiefs at the beginning of the 2014/15 season the left back found the going tough and one of the known reasons was that he was signed by the club’s general manager Bobby Motaung, not by then-coach Stuart Baxter. This season Chiefs registered Lorenzo Gordinho for the left-back position, in a team that already has Tsepo Masilela and Simphiwe Mtsweni. As a fourth choice, it’s very clear that Mokgothu won’t catch a game.
Lindokuhle Mbatha
Sundowns are yet to register Lindokuhle Mbatha for this season and the 30-year-old is linked with a move to Mpumalanga Black Aces or Platinum Stars. The midfielder was one of the best players for Dikwena during the club’s impressive 2013/14 season and was linked with the big three, but opted but for Sundowns. However, he has struggled for game-time and was not registered for this year’s unsuccessful CAF Champions League campaign.


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