KICK OFF Rumour Mill – August

News is dedicating this area of the site to those rumours of transfers we hear, as well as the other comings and goings in the First Division and Premiership.

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Monday, September 3

Orlando Pirates have handed midfielder Dikgang Mabalane and defender Lizo Mjempu their clearances. More!

Friday, August 31

Vasco da Gama have recalled Brian Kgafane from the wilderness, while also resigning Ajax Cape Town duo Sici Shelembe and Andre Petim.

Former Orlando Pirates striker Fikru Lemessa has re-surfaced in the country with an intention of continuing to play in the PSL following the issuing of his permanent residence permit.

Golden Arrows have completed the signing of Luyolo Mapolisa from Black Leopards on a season-long loan deal. More here!

SuperSport United are on the verge of signing striker Prince Nxumalo from FC Cape Town. More here!

Former Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers striker Benjamin Mwaruwari has resurfaced at SuperSport United. More here!

Former Golden Arrows and Jomo Cosmos striker Norman Smith is also training with Matsatsantsa. 

Sundowns midfielder Elias Pelembe has been registered as a non-foreigner for this season after acquiring South African permanent residency.

Thursday, August 30

Mamelodi Sundowns are expected to reject a R6-million bid from Russian side FC Rostov for the services of defender Siyanda Xulu. More here!

Transfer-listed Pirates winger Njabulo Manqana remains caught up in a predicament after AmaZulu turned down the opportunity to sign him on loan. More!

FC Rostov have made one final offer to tempt Sundowns to part ways with Siyanda Xulu. Details!

South African youngster Brad Wexler says he is looking for a move away from Maritimo in Portugal. More.

Wednesday, August 29

Matthew Rusike will know by today whether he would be free to complete his move to Kaizer Chiefs. More!

Takesure Chinyama has been cleared to play for Orlando Pirates. Details! can confirm that Lehlogonolo Masalesa has joined Orlando Pirates on a three-year contract. More here!

Bidvest Wits have released goalkeeper Energy Murambadoro from his contract. More.

AmaZulu have signed Kulegani Madondo from their neighbours Maritzburg United. More.

Tuesday, August 28

Orlando Pirates are on the verge of signing former Bidvest Wits midfielder Lehlohonolo Masalesa. More here!

Kaizer Chiefs have finally completed the signing of Bafana Bafana left-back Tsepo Masilela. More here!

Bidvest Wits will add to their bulging roster by signing Terror Fanteni from Ajax Cape Town. More here!

Mamelodi Sundowns striker Katlego Mphela's business manager has rubbished rumours linking him to Orlando Pirates. Details here!

Vodacom League side Alexandra United, coached by John 'Shoes' Moshoeu, have signed Manqoba 'Shakes' Ngwenya and Daniel van Wyk. More here.

Monday, August 27

SuperSport United could sign former Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Kabelo Metsimetsi. More here!

Orlando Pirates development player Tumelo Mopedi is training with Ajax Cape Town and could make the move soon. More.

Saturday, August 25

SuperSport United have enlisted former Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Deshi Bhaktawer as their new goalkeeper coach.

Friday, August 24

Bidvest Wits have completed the signing of Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane on a permanent transfer. More here!

Mamelodi Sundowns have terminated the contract of Simba Sithole, paving the way for the Zimbabwean to possibly link up with his old Caps United. More here!

National Under-20 winger Ebrahim Seedat has signed for Bidvest Wits, can confirm. More here!

Thursday, August 23

Mamelodi Sundowns striker Nyasha Mushekwi could complete a move to German club Gruether Fruth before the end of the week.

Pirates supporters will have to wait a bit longer to find out whether Takesure Chinyama is the real deal because Dynamos are holding onto his clearance because of payment still owed to them. More!

Mamelodi Sundowns register Emmanuel Baffour, Nyasha Mushekwi expected back from Germany trials on Friday. More here.

Roger Sikhakhane, Tom Saintfiet and Mariano Barreto linked to Chippa. More.

Dikgang Mabalane has been recalled from the transfer list and is back in the Orlando Pirates squad. More!

Stuart Baxter says Chiefs might sign another centre-back following the injury to Morgan Gould. More on this here!

Kaizer Chiefs fans will have to wait a little longer to find out whether Tsepo Masilela will be donning the Black and Gold this season. Details here!

Wednesday, August 22

Former Queens Park Rangers striker Patrick Agyemang is training with Bidvest Wits and could possibly sign at the end of the week. More here!

Mamelodi Sundowns intend sending transfer listed striker Simba Sithole back to his former club Caps United in Zimbabwe. More here!

Sundowns striker Nyasha Mushekwi is only expected to return to South Africa on Sunday after German Bundesliga club FC Nuremburg requested more time to assess the Zimbabwean. More here!

Black Leopards have parted ways with midfielder Itumeleng Duiker after handing over his clearance. More here!

Former Orlando Pirates striker Katlego Mashego has finally signed with Moroka Swallows. More here!

Tuesday, August 21

Free State Stars has completed the signing of Liberian international striker Herron Berrian from Invincible Eleven FC in Monrovia. More!

Matthew Rusike’s hopes of signing for Kaizer Chiefs could be dashed by the contract dispute with his current club Jomo Cosmos. More here!

Ajax Cape Town are interested in signing Ebrahim Seedat, but the Under-20 international says there are more clubs in the picture. More here!

Katlego Mashego is expected to conclude a deal with Moroka Swallows this afternoon. More here!

Black Leopards have rescinded their decision to transfer-list Posnett Omony with the Ugandan goalkeeper now registered and available for selection. More here!

Liberian international Berrian Herron has started training with Free State Stars as he awaits the conclusion of his deal with the team. More here!

Monday, August 20

University of Pretoria have signed former Mamelodi Sundowns and Free State Stars striker Diyo Sibisi. More!

Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands has signed a new five-year deal with the club. Details here!

Tsepo Masilela will meet his business manager Mike Makaab on Wednesday to make a final decision regarding his future. Details!

Thokozani Mshengu is likely to play for AmaZulu after agreeing personal terms with the club. More.

Benjamin Mwaruwari is still training with Jomo Cosmos and could well complete the season with them. More here!

MTN Football report that SuperSport United have loaned Kermit Erasmus to Swedish side Helsingborg for the rest of the season.

Derrick Spencer could be an AmaZulu player at any moment now after Bidvest Wits and Usuthu have apparently come to an agreement for a loan deal. More.

Bonginkosi Macala, who parted ways with Santos before the Promotional Play-offs, may join Free State Stars.

Clint Julius has signed for Milano from Ajax Cape Town.

Friday, August 17

Bloemfontein Celtic look set to add one more name to their roster for this season in the shape of Orlando Pirates' development product Mduduzi Nyanda. Details!

Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Phenyo Mongala is linked with a move to Botswana side Mochudi Centre Chiefs. More!

Johan Neeskens insists Mamelodi Sundowns will not be making any more signings as he is happy with the squad. Details here.

Platinum Stars have signed Botswana’s number one goalkeeper Kabelo Dambe. More here!

Thursday, August 16

Innocent Mdledle appears to be in for a shock departure from SuperSport United, just over a month after signing, with big-spending Bidvest Wits his likely destination. More!

Nigerian defender James Okwuosa's move to Ajax Cape Town still on, says agent. More.

Mamelodi Sundowns says they will be hanging onto striker Richard Henyekane as speculation mounts that the 28-year-old is about to leave Chloorkop. Details.

Orlando Pirates have swooped on Golden Arrows striker Collins Mbesuma, signing the Zambian on a three-year deal. More here!

Platinum Stars have given up trying to lure Jackson Mabokgwane to Rustenburg on a permanent deal. The goalie now looks set to sign for Wits. More here!

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Johan Neeskens has warned Russia club FC Rostov to finalise the transfer of Siyanda Xulu before the end of this week or the deal is off. Detail here!

Mamelodi Sundowns have dumped Solomon Okpako. More here.

Wednesday, August 15

Mamelodi Sundowns confirm that Nyasha Mushekwi will leave for Germany tonight for trials with Bundesliga side FC Nuremberg. More here!

Maritzburg United admit having spoken to Orlando Pirates’ transfer-listed Dikgang Mabalane about the possibility of the speedy winger re-joining the club. More here!

Free State Stars are reportedly closing in on signing Liberian international Herron Berrian. More here!

Mame Niang has signed a one-year deal with University of Pretoria, with Diyo Sibisi set to join in the next few days. More here!

Dino Ndlovu has completed his move to Israeli giants Maccabi Haifa. More here!

Maritzburg United's left-sided player Morne Davids is back with Vasco da Gama and will finalise a deal any time now. More here!

University of Pretoria have signed goalkeeper Tashrique Goldman from Chippa United on a one-year deal. More here!

Maccabi Haifa have given Tsepo Masilela permission to open negotiations with PSL clubs, with Kaizer Chiefs thought to be in teh driving seat. More here!

Katlego Mashego's move to Moroka Swallows is set to be completed before the end of the week.

Tuesday, August 14

Orlando Pirates have confirmed that they have parted ways with Njabulo Ntusi and Boubacar Talatou by mutual consent. More here!

Former Under-20 star Lehlogonolo Masalesa is back in the country after failing to agree on personal terms with Belgian side Racing Genk. More here!

Clifford Ngobeni remains in limbo without a salary and with mounting debts, after Arrows reneged on his 18-month loan from Pirates. More!

Moroka Swallows coach Zeca Marques has appointed Dennis Lota as his assistant. More.

Ajax Cape Town midfielder Tafadzwa Rusike could be playing in Europe in the new season. Details here.

Mamelodi Sundowns have ruled out of possibility of signing Racing Genk defender Anele Ngcongca. More here!

Free State Stars midfielder Mzikayise Mashaba has holed himself up in Johannesburg as a way of pushing the club into improving his contract. More here!

Bloemfontein Celtic have indicated interest in unsettled Maritzburg United midfielder Kulegani Madondo, who the club are willing to sell outright or loan out. More here!

Monday, August 13

Maritzburg United have parted ways with Nigerian midfielder Prince Olomu and Calvin Sosibo. More here!

University of Pretoria are on the verge of signing Mame Niang from SuperSport United. More here!

Mzikayise Mashaba's future at Free State Stars is uncertain after he went Awol ahead of the game against Bidvest Wits. More here!

Friday, August 10
Pirates lose out as Tokelo Rantie signs for Malmo! More here!

Bafana Bafana and Racing Genk defender Anele Ngcongca has revealed he wants to move back home before the new season. More!

Moroka Swallows coach Zeca Marques says he will be recommending the club sign striker Katlego Mashego, but will not be signing Diyo Sibisi. Details.

Thursday, August 9

Mamelodi Sundowns will swoop on Lehlohonolo Masalesa if his deal with Racing Genk does not materialise. More here!

Nazeer Allie has admitted that he would have considered the option to join SuperSport United or Bidvest Wits should Ajax Cape Town have allowed him to. More here!

Bloemfontein Celtic have completed the signing of midfielder Lyle Lakay.

Wednesday, August 8

Malmo are hoping to complete a deal for Bafana Bafana striker Tokelo Rantie in the next few days. More here!

Matthew Rusike’s proposed switch to Kaizer Chiefs is in danger because of a contract dispute between the player and his current club Jomo Cosmos. More here!

Former Moroka Swallows left-back James Mayinga has joined Bidvest Wits on a two-year deal. More here!

Bidvest Wits have confirmed the signing of Erwin Isaacs from Santos. More here!

Tuesday, August 7

Bidvest Wits are yet to make a decision whether they will sign Mamelodi Sundowns left-back Sibusiso Khumalo. More!

Belgian side Racing Genk look set to win the race to sign Bidvest Wits midfielder Lehlohonolo Masalesa. More here! can confirm that Santos midfielder Erwin Isaacs on the verge of joining Bidvest Wits. Details here!

AmaZulu have signed former Zimbabwe youth international striker Mkhokheli Dube on a three-year deal, and have also brought in Shaun Cramer from Durban Warriors. More here!

Moroka Swallows coach Zeca Marques says they will sign either Katlego Mashego or Diyo Sibisi, but not both.

Maritzburg United have confirmed the sale of Senegalese defender Mor Diouf to SuperSport United, with Mario Booysen going the other way. More here!

Ambitious First Division side Sivutsa Stars have completed the signing of former Kaizer Chiefs striker Tshepo Bulu and Jomo Rakhele from Orlando Pirates. More here!

Monday, August 6

AmaZulu are close to signing former Bidvest Wits duo Nyiko ‘Shakes’ Tshabangu and Thokozani Mshengu. More here!

Sibusiso Khumalo has gone on trial at Bidvest Wits.

University of Pretoria have signed former Orlando Pirates midfielder Sepeke Manamela. More here!

Russian club FC Rostov are to put in a final bid for Mamelodi Sundowns defender Siyanda Xulu today. More here!

Masilela/Chiefs rumours intensify after he was spotted in the Amakhosi VIP box yesterday. Details here!

SuperSport are set to swoop on Maritzburg defender Mor Diouf, who was earlier linked with a move to Sundowns. More here!

Friday, August 3

Former Bafana Bafana international Bryce Moon has left SuperSport United to join Bidvest Wits. More here.

SuperSport United have confirmed the signing of Lucas Thwala and Nathan Paulse. More.

Katlego Mashego and Diyo Sibisi stand a strong chance of being snapped up by Swallows, after being told to continue training with the club going into the weekend. More!

Pirates fans will have to wait a little longer before they see some of the club's new signings in action, specifically Onyekachi Okonkwo and Takesure Chinyama. Details here.

Thursday, August 2

There are strong indications that Mamelodi Sundowns defender Siyanda Xulu will soon be leaving the Chloorkop-based club for Russian outfit FC Rostov. Details!

Benjani Mwaruwari – who was recently linked to Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Bidvest Wits – is on the verge of signing a contract with his former club Jomo Cosmos. More!

Ajax Cape Town have turned down offers from both SuperSport United and Bidvest Wits for the services of Nazeer Allie. More here!

Ajax have signed Nigerian defender James Okwuosa on a three-year contract, and are still assessing Matthew Rusike.

Zimbabwean striker Benjani Mwaruwari is on the verge of signing a contract with his former club Jomo Cosmos.

Leopards confirm seven signings. Details here!

Chippa United have signed Togo international midfielder Thomas Amegnaglo on a two-year deal. More here!

Wednesday, August 1

Former Orlando Pirates midfielder Mduduzi Nyanda has been invited for trials at Bloemfontein Celtic. More here!

South African defender Nicholas Killas has signed for Cypriot second-tier side AEK Kouklia. More here!

Philani Kunene has been released by AmaZulu. 

Orlando Pirates have handed Nigerian striker Yero Bello a trial. More here!

Everton have completed the signing of Bafana Bafana captain Steven Pienaar from Tottenham on a four-year contract. More here!