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Often at KickOff.com we pick up hints and suggestions of transfers – so we are dedicating this area of the site to those rumours, as well as the other comings and goings in the First Division and Premiership.


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Tuesday, July 31

AmaZulu have decided against signing Thapelo Tshilo and Tshepo Moloto, and have also allowed Esau Kanyenda to leave after he failed to impress coach Roger Palmgren.

Platinum Stars have parted ways with defender Marco da Silva by mutual consent.

Meanwhile, Usuthu look set to sign former Sundowns striker Lucky Nguzana, who has made a great impression, to replace Tangeni Shipahu who left to join Osotspa M-150 Saraburi in Thailand.

Nathan Paulse and Lucas Thwala had successful medicals at SuperSport yesterday and are set to join the club. Both appeared in Matsatsantsa colours in the Mopani Mayoral Charity Cup on Sunday.

Orlando Pirates teenage striker Nhlakanipho 'Nana' Ntuli jetted out of the country last night for trials with Dutch side FC Twente. More here!

Orlando Pirates captain Lucky Lekgwathi has signed a new one-year deal at the club. More here!

Free State Stars are on the verge of signing Liberian striker Herron Berrian.

SuperSport United striker Kermit Erasmus looks to be on his way to Sweden after agreeing personal terms with Helsingborgs IF. Details!

Platinum Stars have confirmed the signing of left-back Luvolwethu Mpeta on a three-year deal. 


Monday, July 30

Mfundo Shumana says he is still waiting to finalise a deal with Chippa United. More.

In the latest issue of KICK OFF you'll find an in-depth one-on-one with cover star Andile Jali – and he breaks his silence over reports suggesting he will leave Pirates! More.

United States outfit Houston Dynamo, who play in the country's top-flight MLS, are keen to sign Katlego Mphela. More!

Tokelo Rantie is set to start training with Swedish side Malmo. Details here!

Moroka Swallows have invited Katlego Mashego and Diyo Sibisi for trials.

Former Orlando Pirates defender Lucas Thwala is training at SuperSport United after being handed his clearance. More.

Clifford Ngobeni has been told to stop training with Orlando Pirates first team. Details here!

Orlando Pirates new signing Ayanda Gcaba confirms to having spoken to Mamelodi Sundowns prior to completing his move to Bucs. More here!

Thursday, July 26

Forgotten striker Dumisani Ngwenya has found a club, and has signed for University of Pretoria. More!

Chippa have bolstered their defence by signing Msekeli Mvalo from Arrows. More.

Russian side FC Rostov are preparing to table on offer for Mamelodi Sundowns defender Siyanda Xulu following his impressive trial stint with the club. More here!

Orlando Pirates transfer list Dikgang Mabalane and five others, and release Lucas Thwala. More here!

Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane could be heading back to Platinum Stars after he was spotted training with Dikwena.

AmaZulu's Namibian striker Tangeni Shipahu has signed for Thailand Premier League club Osotspa Saraburi.

Usuthu captain Tapuwa Kapini has applied for permanent residency which will allow him to be registered as a non-foreigner.

Augusto Palacios is happy with what he has seen of Takesure Chinyama at training, while Pirates are also after Roses United's Kabelo Mahlasela. More here!

Orlando Pirates have confirmed a KickOff.com report from three weeks ago that Dutch side FC Twente are indeed after Nhlakanipho Ntuli. More here!

Free State Stars have signed 18 new players ahead of the 2012/13 season – most of them virtual unknowns. Details here.


Wednesday, July 25

Australian side Perth Glory coach Ian Ferguson confirms that he has included two South African-born players in his squad for the new season. More.

Santos star midfielder Erwin Isaacs is now rumoured to be on Bidvest Wits’ radar. More here!

Bidvest Wits have decided to against signing Scottish striker Craig Beattie after he failed to impress during his trials.

Dynamos have demanded around R1.2million from Orlando Pirates for the signature of striker Takesure Chinyama.

Bidvest Wits are in negotiations with Thokozani Mshengu and Ayo Oluwafemi over the termination of their contracts - before they had even played a game for the club. More here!

Matthew Rusike has started training with Ajax Cape Town.

Platinum Stars have signed striker Joshua Sauls from Platinum Stars.

Tuesday, July 24

Former Kaizer Chiefs defender Mokete Tsotetsi will most likely be turning out for Witbank Spurs after impressing trials at the club.

Prince Olomu and Cecil Oersen are being assessed by the University of Pretoria, who will not be signing Thela Ngobeni.

Sundowns and Bloemfontein Celtic have failed to agree on a move for Ramahlwe Mphahlele.

Perth Glory coach Ian Ferguson is keen to have a second look at Platinum Stars midfielder Joseph Malongoane.

Ajax Cape Town are set to make a decision on Nigerian defender James Okwuosa, who played against Manchester United recently.

Bidvest Wits coach Antonio Lopez Habas is set to decide on whether or not to sign midfielder Denver Mukamba. More.


Monday, July 23

Latest on the Tokelo Rantie deal HERE!

Black Leopards midfielder Luyolo Mapolisa is on the verge of completing a move to Bidvest Wits. More here!

Mamelodi Sundowns defender Siyanda Xulu will know the outcome of his trials with Russian side FC Rostov before Thursday. More on that here!

Botswana striker Kekaetswe 'Mara' Moloi is on his way to Bloemfontein Celtic for trials. Details!

Pirates are offering Zimbabwean striker Takesure Chinyama a three-year contract, but are still negotiating a transfer fee with Dynamos. Details.

Chiefs midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala could miss the start of the season after sustaining an injury the Gauteng Cup on Saturday. Details here!

Saturday, July 21

Bloemfontein Celtic will be adding on Lyle Lakay to their new signings list after SuperSport United agreed in principle to his transfer.

Ajax Cape Town have not given up on re-signing Mabhuti Khenyeza, even though they have been told the player in not for sale. More here

Gert Schalkwyk is caught up in yet another web of uncertainty in his career having now taken his battle to get his clearance from Santos to the Players' Union. More here

Friday, July 20

Celtic confirm new signings, new kit. Details and gallery.

Ruben Cloete joins Maritzburg. Details.

Celtic abandon Josephy Kamwendo bid. More!

Chiefs confirm interest in Matthew Rusike. Details!

Thursday, July 19

Mkhwanazi completes Tuks move. More.

Rwanda striker for Wits. More!

Maritzburg release Diyo SibisiMore.

Golden Arrows have signed goalkeeper Siya Mngoma from University of Pretoria. 

University of Pretoria will finalise their assessment of Pirates striker Chiukepo Msowoya on Thursday during their friendly against Celtic.

Matthew Booth has finally put pen to paper on a new deal with Ajax.

Calvin Kadi has announced that he will not be extending his stay with Greek side Veria FC because of "personal reasons".

Wednesday, July 18

Matthew Pattison has predicted a bright future for his Bidvest Wits teammate Robin Ngalande, who signed a two-year deal recently.

Moses Spandeel has been offered to Swallows, while Lerato Chabangu's contract negotiations are ongoing.

Zambia defender Aaron Katebe has opted to attend trials in Europe instead of Mamelodi Sundowns.

Pirates are still keen on signing Takesure Chinyama.

Celtic coach Clinton Larsen has been very impressed with Dominic Isaacs, and hopes to make a deal at the weekend.

Tuesday, July 17
 

MTN Swaziland League Player of the Season Sabelo ‘Sikhali’ Ndzinisa has impressed Mamelodi Sundowns.

Wits have put a number of players on the transfer list, including Bradley Ritson and Ntokozo Sikhakhane.

Irvin Khoza is weighing up offers from two European clubs interested in Andile Jali.

Cyril Mashego
and Linda Shiba are back at Orlando Pirates after being sent home from Chippa United by Manqoba Mngqithi.

Monday, July 16

Mamelodi Sundowns defender Siyanda Xulu is leaving for Russia tonight for a trial at FC Rostov.

Bloemfontein Celtichave started negotiations with Mamelodi Sundown for the services of out-of-favour defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele.

Dino Ndlovu's move from Bnei Yehuda to Maccabi Haifa is expected to be concluded by the end of the week.

Orlando Pirates have reportedly failed in their attempt to have a look at DR Congo international Kazadi Diego Mutombo.

AmaZulu have made their third signing and he is none other than Liberian international Dulee Johnson.

University of Pretoria have put in an offer for Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Buhle Mkhwanazi.

After being dumped by Platinum Stars, Nathan Paulse at SuperSport United on trial. Diyo Sibisi, who was recently put on transfer by Maritzburg United, is also trying his luck at the club.

Saturday, July 14

KickOff.com
can confirm the arrival of Joel Mogorosi in South Africa today to join Bloemfontein Celtic.  

Friday, July 13

New Bidvest Wits CEO Jose Ferreira has denied any interest in Erwin Isaacs and says they were priced out of a move for Eleazar Rodgers.

Mamelodi Sundowns defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele has been told to train alone away from the first team.

Cosmos have snapped up former Free State Stars striker Aleni Lebyane while Malian defender Ousmane Berthe is destined for France.

One day he was training with SuperSport and then he surfaced at Wits ready to sign a contract – that's the story of Botswana international Ofentse Nato.

Thursday, July 12

Kaizer Chiefs have set their sights on Jomo Cosmos star striker Matthew Rusike.

Golden Arrows have completed the signing of Zambian international Justin Zulu.

Katlego Mashego is still clubless.

Mamelodi Sundowns have won the race for highly-rated Santos striker Eleazar Rodgers.

Meanwhile, KickOff.com can confirm that Bradley Grobler is not yet officially an Ajax player, despite the club confirming it on their website a couple of weeks ago.

KickOff.com
can confirm that Dominic Isaacs will link up with Bloemfontein Celtic tomorrow and in all likelihood sign a contract at the club.

Calvin Kadi
's agent has dropped a strong hint that the player will sign a new contract with Greek club Veria.

Dominic Isaacs
begins a two-day assessment with Bloemfontein Celtic tomorrow, with a deal "agreed in principle".

Wits have moved quickly to replace Roger de Sa, with Antonio Habas being appointed as head coach this morning.

Contrary to reports, Ajax have not yet signed defender Dominic Isaacs or Matthew Booth.

Pirates have vowed not to give up the race to sign Tokelo Rantie and are pushing hard to reach an agreement with IFK Hässleholm.

It's settled: Aaron Mokoena will be playing for Bidvest Wits this season.


Wednesday, July 11

Lionel Mutizwa
has joined University of Pretoria on a season-long loan deal from Mamelodi Sundowns.

Dino Ndlovu
will join Israeli giants Maccabi Haifa in a R15-million deal.

Maritzburg have extended the contract of goalkeeper Francis Chansa by a year but have chosen against exercising the option on Shane Poggenpoel's contract.

Having impressed for Platinum Stars when he was signed on a loan deal from Pirates in January, Patrick Malokase says it was not his intention to stay, but that he has found a home at Dikwena.

Senegalese striker Mame Niang insists his mind remains solely focused on SuperSport United, despite growing suggestions that he could be pushed out of the club.

Setjhaba Mmuso has been told by AmaTuks that they will not be renewing his contract, despite having been influential in their promotion campaign.

Tuesday, July 10

Sundowns have completed the signing of Wayne Arendse from Santos.

Mamelodi Sundowns
will again reshuffle the list of players in their foreign quota again this season following the signing of three foreign players, including the latest Dutch arrival Alje Schut.

Former Jomo Cosmos defender Tshepo Moloto has become the latest player to arrive at AmaZulu, after Platinum Stars chose not to extend his contract.

University of Pretoria have signed Gabonese defender Charly Mossouno.

Sundowns have completed the signing of Dutch defender Alje Schut from Dutch First Division side FC Utrecht.

Bloemfontein Celtic have denied reports that they have signed Joel Mogorosi, but they have admitted to making an enquiry about the player.

Kaizer Chiefs forward Mpho Sitayitayi is trying his luck with the University of Pretoria.

Platinum Stars have signed Zimbabwean international defender Obert Moyo on a three-year deal.

Golden Arrows coach Muhsin Ertugral admits he is disappointed to have missed out on signing Orlando Pirates striker Bongani Ndulula.

Chippa United have not lost hope of signing Niger striker Moussa Maazou despite reports that he has joined Etoile Du Sahel. The club has also signed two Niger internationals, goalkeeper Lossény Doumbia and striker Idrissa Saïdou.

Monday, July 9

After a tussle over Patrick 'Nandos' Mashele, Orlando Pirates and AmaZulu are looking set for another battle, this time for the services of Frans Kutumela of Baroka FC.

Kermit Erasmus
has been offered a week-long trial by Swedish club Helsingborgs, but it seems SuperSport United reluctant are reluctant to let him go.

Ricardo Katza
has retired after 14 years in the PSL, after SuperSport chose not to extend his contract.

Maritzburg are expecting an offer today from a Major League Soccer club who want to sign their Senegalese centre-back Mor Diouf.

Chippa United are trying to lure former AmaZulu coach Manqoba Mngqithi to the club as technical director ahead of the new season.

Sunday, July 8


Pirates are leading the race to sign striker Patrick 'Nandos' Mashele and Josta Nthite from Vodacom side Soshanguve Sunshine.

Chiefs have signed Leopards striker Kingston Nkhatha in a swap-deal that sees Brian Abbas Amidu going the other way also on a three-year-deal.

Bongani Khumalo
has completed his season-long loan move to Greek side PAOK from English Premiership Tottenham Hotspur.

Saturday, July 7

Tshidiso Tulane has been spotted at Ajax Cape Town pre-season.

Friday, July 6

Pirates midfielder Mark Mayambela is staying with the Mighty Buccaneers.

Amajimbos skipper and Orlando Pirates Under-17 player Nhlakanipho Ntuli is reportedly on the verge of signing for Dutch club FC Twente.

Meanwhile, Chippa United have enlisted the services of Lizo Mjembu and Cyril Mashego from Pirates.

Newly promoted Premiership side Chippa United have dramatically lost out on signing Niger striker Moussa Maazou.

Thursday, July 5

Clifford Ngobeni says he is still a Buccaneer – for now.

Moroka Swallows
will stick with the same squad as last season.

Portsmouth's administrator Trevor Birch remains optimistic the club can reach an agreement that will enable Aaron Mokoena to leave for Bidvest Wits.

Chippa United are close to signing Mark Mayambela and Ramahlwe Mphahlele from Pirates and Sundowns respectively. Also on Chippa's wanted list is Bucs duo Lizo Mjembu and Bongani Ndulula.

Innocent Mdledle
has signed a two year contract with SuperSport United just days after he was handed his clearance at Mamelodi Sundowns.

KickOff.com
can reveal that Sundowns have had a R7-million offer for Santos striker Eleazar Rodgers accepted, while Erwin Isaacs is headed for Chiefs.

Wednesday, July 4

Safa and Steve Komphela have failed to reach an agreement on the position of Technical Director, and the coach will stay at Free State Stars.

University of Pretoria are on the verge of signing top Zimbabwean goalkeeper Washington Arubi, and are assessing Zimbabweans Denver Mukamba and utility player Mthulisi Maphosa.

Contrary to reports, Santos' sought-after centre-back Wayne Arendse has yet to sign for a new club.

Platinum Stars have signed striker Joshua Sauls from Chippa United.

Kaizer Chiefs and Black Leopards are yet to finalise the deal for Kingston Nkhatha, but both clubs say the deal is imminent.

Bidvest Wits midfielder Mark Haskins will join SuperSport United after agreeing personal terms with the club.

Kaizer Chiefs have denied rumours that they are interested in signing Santos attacker Erwin Isaacs.

Faced with the realistic prospect of failing to retain Tokelo Rantie for the upcoming season, Orlando Pirates are now focusing their efforts on signing striker Eleazar Rodgers from Santos.

Former Bidvest Wits striker Calvin Kadi is back from Greece and training with Mamelodi Sundowns.

Former Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Thela Ngobeni has resurfaced at University of Pretoria.

Khama Billiat
is on the wanted lists of a lot of PSL clubs, but he says he will only move overseas.

Recently retired Glen Salmon will attend a coaching course in Holland in August, with the aim of getting into youth coaching.

Tuesday, July 3

Platinum Stars have secured the services of Orlando Pirates midfielder Benson Mhlongo on a two-year contract.

Bidvest Wits have opened up foreign space by allowing the Brazilian duo Fabricio da Silva Rodrigues and David de Oliviera to leave following the expiry of their contracts.

Black Leopards have confirmed that they are assessing Niger national goalkeeper Kassaly Daouda.

Tokelo Rantie
is still at home in the Free State awaiting his next move in football.

Roscoe Pietersen has been training with SuperSport, and has reportedly signed a contract with the club, but Chippa United claim he is still there player.

Chippa United could make their first major signing by bringing in Niger national goalkeeper Kassaly Daouda.

University of Pretoria are not alone in the race to sign Ofentse Nato as SuperSport United are seemingly interested in the midfielder.

SuperSport United have released striker Glen Salmon and midfielder Dipsey Selolwane, while Mame Niang could also be  on his way.

Monday, July 2


Free State Stars have signed transfer-listed Platinum Stars defender Reuben Thebakang.

Ofentse Nato may be offered a contract by University of Pretoria by the end of this week.

Tyren Arendse says he will stick with Santos in the First Division.

Moroka Swallows have appointed Zeca Marques as the club’s new coach. The club will also sign three or four more players.

Free State Stars have signed former Bloemfontein Celtic wingback Luyanda Hlongwa.

After Igesund's appointment as Bafana coach, Swallows have steered clear of rumours linking Ruud Krol to the club.

Pirates have won the signature of Mpho Makola, and are also reportedly on the verge of signing Takesure Chinyama. The club is expected to make an announcement about players leaving the club soon.

Sunday, July 1

With Santos relegated, striker Eleazar Rodgers confirms he is still unsure of where his future lies.

Kaizer Chiefs have finally confirmed the signing of Erick Mathoho from Bloemfontein Celtic.

Tottenham Hotspur have agreed to loan Bongani Khumalo to Greek side PAOK Thessaloniki for the 2012/13 season.

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