Top 10 signings by PSL clubs so far for 2015/16 season
Posted: 25 November 2015 Time: 18:09
The 2015/16 season is shaping up to be outstanding for the Premier Soccer League clubs’ new signings. KickOff.com takes a look at the 10 best signings so far this season.
In no particular order, the following players have proven to be shrewd off-season acquisitions after three months of PSL football.
Phakamani Mahlambi, Bidvest Wits
Tipped for big things by coach Gavin Hunt and his experienced teammate Daine Klate, 18-year-old Mahlambi has set the PSL alight with his blistering pace, dribbling and finishing. He even forced his way into Owen da Gama's SA U-23 squad for the Olympic qualifying tournament A lot more can still be expected from the Wits Academy graduate throughout the season.
Ndiviwe Mdabuka, Ajax Cape Town
The 24-year-old has undoubtedly been one of Ajax’s unsung heroes. He capped his debut with a man-of-the-match display and a goal that ousted Orlando Pirates in the MTN8 early in the season and continued to flourish throughout the competition, including in the Final against Kaizer Chiefs. He’s started all eight of Ajax’s League matches so far this season.
Keagan Dolly, Mamelodi Sundowns
Daine Klate, Bidvest Wits
Klate has reunited with the coach who gave him his debut as a 19-year-old back in 2004. Gavin Hunt has also in the process managed to get the best out of the veteran campaigner, who has already notched up six goals and six assists in all competitions for the Clever Boys this season.
Mark Mayambela, Chippa United
The former Orlando Pirates trickster has been one of the more influential players for the Chilli Boys so far this season and with further game-time, a lot more can be expected of him as Roger Sikhakhane's side push for a top-eight finish.
Felipe Ovono, Orlando Pirates
In the absence of Brighton Mhlongo, Ovono has stood up and kept the Buccaneers' hopes of conquering Africa alive. His displays also saw him shortlisted for the African-based CAF Player of the Year.
Camaldine Abraw, Kaizer Chiefs
The Togo striker is slowly proving to be a crucial addition to Amakhosi’s frontline. After coming under heavy criticism from a section of the club's faithful, he responded with two goals in two consecutive matches against Mpumalanga Black Aces not so long ago and is looking more useful with every game.
Prince Nxumalo, Ajax Cape Town
The PSL’s August Player of the Month was unfortunate to have seen his splendid start to life at Ajax halted by the two epileptic seizures he suffered. At the time of this unfortunate event, Nxumalo had already scored three goals in two outings and had also received a Bafana Bafana call-up.
Denwin Farmer, SuperSport United
Promoted from the club's academy by Gordon Igesund, Farmer makes the list of only three players under 19 years old – alongside Rivaldo Coetzee and Mahlambi – who are regularly playing at their respective clubs. The talented defender's flexibility has also seen him play across all four defensive positions for Matsatsantsa.
Aristide Bance, Chippa United
It seems Chippa will be rewarded for their resilience in wanting to land the veteran forward. The Burkina Faso international has scored twice in six appearances since joining the Port Elizabeth-based side and is quickly adapting to PSL football.