KickOff.com picks the 10 best signings of the 2017/18 PSL season
Posted: 14 May 2018 Time: 18:30
After a nail-biting campaign of league action, KickOff.com picks the 10 best signings of the 2017/18 PSL season, starting from 10 to six.
10. Taariq Fielies (Cape Town City)
The former Ajax Cape Town man joined City from Milano United and was superb alongside captain Robyn Johannes in defence, as he got ahead of Tshepo Gumede in the starting line-up. He was solid, strong in the tackle and in the air. He made 33 appearances, scored one goal and City kept nine clean sheets in the league when he was on the pitch. Earned himself a Bafana Bafana call-up for the COSAFA Cup.
9. Patrick Phungwayo (Free State Stars)
After the left-back failed to establish himself in the starting line-up ahead of Thabo Matlaba at Orlando Pirates, he decided to make a move to a club where he would get game-time. While many would see going to Ea Lla Koto as a step backwards, Phungwayo is enjoying his football and has rediscovered the form he showed in the early years of his career. Stars kept eight clean sheets in the league when he was on the pitch.
8. Gaston Sirino (Mamelodi Sundowns)
When the Uruguyan joined the newly crowned champions in January, most of the attention was on fellow new signings Jeremy Brockie and Aubrey Ngoma. But Sirino has proven to be the star man for Downs, settling into his new environment quickly. He finished the campaign with one goal and three assists in all competitions. The fact that he settled in so quickly as a foreigner makes him one of the best signings this season.
7. Talent Chawapihwa (Baroka FC)
Signed after his impressive performances during the 2017 COSAFA Cup in the North West, Chawapihwa hit the ground running with Bakgaga. He caught the eye with his trickery down the left flank and Baroka always looked threatening whenever he was in possession of the ball. He finished the campaign with one goal and five assists.
6. Mhlengi Cele (AmaZulu)
When AmaZulu bought Thanda Royal Zulu’s PSL status, they decided to sign Cele and it’s proven to be a great decision. The striker scored seven goals and had two assists. He played a key role in helping Usuthu to a top-eight finish.