Top ten PSL transfers
THE transfer window has been hectic for many clubs and Sowetan lists the top 10 moves ahead of the 2012-13 season based on the likely influence these players will have on their new clubs.
Free agent to Maritzburg United Buckley left German second-tier side Karlsruher at the end of last season following their relegation. He brings with him bags of experience and the ability to play in a number of positions, from left-back up to striker. He may be 34 years old, but he has always been a fit player who will serve as a role model for the club's youngsters. Buckley has never played in the PSL, having spent his entire 17-year career in Europe.
SuperSport United to Kaizer Chiefs
Gould has been tipped as the new national captain and is a natural leader. His move to Chiefs is one of a number of defensive changes at a club that traditionally does not concede many. He has matured well as a defender since his time with Jomo Cosmos and has been a central part of SuperSport United's success.
Sivasspor, Turkey to Lamontville Golden Arrows have been seeking a replacement for the departed Clifford Ngobeni and think they have found him in Mali international Keita. The defensive midfielder has experience of playing in Europe and was also part of the Mali squad at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. Abafana Bes'thende coach Muhsin Ertugral knows him well from their time together at Sivasspor in Turkey.
SuperSport United to Mamelodi Sundowns
Langerman has been a star performer for United over the past few seasons and will add depth to the left side of the Sundowns team. Able to operate as a left-back or left wing, he is under-rated in the PSL, but did receive a national team call-up last season. He faces stiff competition for a starting place, but is a player with plenty of confidence.
Ajax Cape Town to SuperSport United
Maluleka's loss will be keenly felt by Ajax, but he is a big boost to SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt. Able to play as a holding midfielder or a striker, the Bafana Bafana international is one of the big young stars of the domestic game. He is probably best in the midfield, where SuperSport have at times looked a little short, especially now that Botswana international Dipsy Selolwane has left.
Orlando Pirates to Platinum Stars
If Mhlongo can stay fit he will be a huge asset to Dikwena both on and off the pitch. Able to operate equally effectively in midfield or defence, he brings experience to the squad and a winning mentality. He has been brought in as a leader and is hoping to get his career back on track.
Platinum FC, Zimbabwe to Bloemfontein Celtic
Mogorosi's transfer to Celtic was a complex one, with his previous team in Botswana, Mochadi Centre Chiefs, selling him to FC Platinum in Zimbabwe. However, before he kicked a ball for the latter, he was sold on again to Celtic, who are delighted with their capture. The winger-cum-striker is one to watch.
Chiefs to BidVest Wits
The veteran Zimbabwean international ended his 10-year stay at Chiefs to join the revolution at Wits, deciding to turn down a new contract at Naturena. He is one of several experienced players brought into the club in an attempt to lift the average age of what was a very young squad.
Santos to Bidvest Wits
Pattison could be the perfect foil for Nengomasha in the centre of midfield, a player who can unlock opposition defences and brings goals as well. The key to the success of his move will be keeping him happy. He is a player that when on song can light up the PSL, but when he feels unloved can let it affect his game.
AmaZulu to Sundowns
The junior international was a coup for Sundowns and gives them cover in both midfield and defence. It is likely he has been brought on board as Esrom Nyandoro's long-term replacement and many believe he is a future Bafana star.
All PSL transfers
In: Brandon Adams, Nathan Gertse, Sici Shelembe (all loan returns from Vasco da Gama), Andre Petim (loan return from Golden Arrows), Koen van de Laak (Dutch free agent, formerly FC Groningen, Netherlands), Abubaker Mobara (youth promotion)
Out: Brett Evans (released), George Maluleka (SuperSport United)
In: Prince Hlela (Bloemfontein Celtic), Sifiso Vilakazi (Wits), Dulee Johnson (Liberian free agent, formerly De Graafschap, Netherlands)
Out: Nhlanhla Khuzwayo (Chiefs), Thamsanqa Sangweni (Sundowns), Stanton Lewis (Arrows), Moses Chavula (released)
In: Calvin Kadi (Veria FC, Greece), Matthew Pattison (Santos), Ayo Oluwafemi (Nigerian free agent), Aaron Mokoena (Portsmouth, England), Mark Haskins (loan return from Jomo Cosmos), Tinashe Nengomasha, Thomas Sweswe, Tlou Molekwane (all Chiefs), Thokozani Mshegu (Celtic), Ofentse Nato (Gaborone United, Botswana), Robert Ngalande (Malawian, Atletico Madrid, Spain)
Out: Sifiso Vilakazi (Amazulu), Timothy Batabaire (free agent), Patrick Phungwayo (Pirates), Mark Haskins (SuperSport United)
In: Mondli Miya, Thulani Ntshingila (both Dynamos), Djunga Munganga (St Eloi Lupopo, DR Congo), Brian Amidu (Zimbabwean, Kaizer Chiefs), Tommy Mandlazi (Baobab Zero Fake), Otshudi Lama (Liga Muculmana, Mozambique)
Out: Khethowakhe Masuku (Pirates), Kingston Nkhatha (Chiefs), Davi Banda, Thabang Maluleke, Sandile Leping, Siphiwe Mkhonza, Benedict Vilakazi, Edward Tshabalala (all released)
In: John Arwuah (SuperSport), Siyabonga Nontshinga (Jomo Cosmos), Auguston Leonard (Moroka Swallows), Brent Lawler, Dominic Isaacs (both Chiefs), Kurt Lentjies (Maritzburg United), Joel Mogorosi (Platinum FC, Zimbabwe), Dino Visser (Platinum Stars)
Out: Thokozani Mshengu (Wits), Prince Hlela (Amazulu), Kgotso Moleko, Erick Mathoho (both Chiefs), Clifford Mulenga (SuperSport), Luyanda Hlongwa (Free State Stars), Phenyo Mongala (loan return to Pirates), Papi Zothwane (loan return to Sundowns), Ezenwa Otorogu, Cecil Oerson, Bevan Fransch, Siyabonga Mbatha, Moses Spandeel, Ransford Osei (all released)
In: Sibusiso Mnguni (loan Pirates), Idrissa Saidou (CotonSport, Cameroon), Losseny Doumbia (DC Motema Pembe, DR Congo)
Out: Roscoe Pietersen (SuperSport), Joshua Sauls (Platinum Stars)
Free State Stars
In: Luyanda Hlongwa (Celtic), Reuben Thebakang (Platinum Stars), Tshepo Motsoeneng (Santos)
Out: Bongani Nyathi (Platinum Stars), Edward Manqele (Sundowns), Ayanda Gcaba, Mpho Makola, Manti Moholo (all Pirates), Mxolisi Gumede, Aleni Lebyane, Daniel Agbagwu (all released)
In: Stanton Lewis (AmaZulu), Siya Mngoma (Tuks), Souleymane Keita (Sivasspor, Turkey), Justine Zulu (Enosis Neon Paralimni, Cyprus)
Out: Robyn Johannes, Clifford Ngobeni, Siphelele Mthembu (all loan returns to Pirates), Andre Petim (loan return to Ajax), Siyabonga Nkosi (Chiefs), Anthony Mawejje (loan return to IBV, Iceland), Helton da Rocha, Stephan Loboue, Katlego Mashego, Elrio van Heerden (all released)
In: Morgan Gould (SuperSport), Siboniso Gaxa (Lierse, Belgium), Sakhile Hlongwa (Ethekwini Coastal FC), Nhlanhla Khuzwayo (AmaZulu), Siyabonga Nkosi (Arrows), Kingston Nkhatha (Leopards), Kgotso Moleko, Erick Mathoho (Celtic)
Out: Tinashe Nengomasha, Thomas Sweswe, Tlou Molekwane (all Wits), Brent Lawler (Celtic), Mthokozisi Yende (Maritzburg, loan), Gerald Sibeko (retired), Thela Ngobeni, Dominic Mateba, Steven Ncanana, Lucky Khune, Dominic Isaacs (all released)
In: Arle Schut (FC Utrecht, Netherlands), Edward Manqele (Free State Stars), Eleazar Rodgers, Wayne Arendse (both Santos), Mumuni Abubakar, Emmanuel Baffour (both New Edubiase, Ghana), Buhle Mkhwanazi (loan return from Celtic), Thamsanqa Sangweni (AmaZulu), Tebogo Langerman (SuperSport)
Out: Lionel Mtizwa, Buhle Mkhwanazi (both Tuks, loan), Papi Zothwane, Innocent Mdledle, Tshepo Ramokala (all released)
In: Delron Buckley (Karlsruher, Germany), Orlando Smeekes (Netherlands, free agent), Mthokozisi Yende (Chiefs, loan), Terrence Mandaza (Platinum Stars), Frank Sarfo-Gyamfi (Wa All-Stars, Ghana), Ruben Cloete (Pirates)
Out: Felix Obada (Swallows), Kurt Lentjies (Celtic), Ayanda Ndlovu (Sivutsa Stars, loan), Olukolade Abobade, Shane Poggenpoel, Diyo Sibisi (all released)
In: Felix Obada (Maritzburg)
Out: Auguston Leonard (Celtic)
In: Mbongeni Gumede (loan return from Sivutsa), Lucas Thwala, Mduduzi Nyanda, Chiukepo Msowoya (all loan returns from Platinum Stars), Thabo Rakhale (Sivutsa Stars), Khethowakhe Masuku (Leopards), Robyn Johannes, Clifford Ngobeni, Siphelele Mthembu (all loan returns from Arrows), Patrick Phungwayo (Wits), Ayanda Gcaba, Mpho Makola, Manti Moholo (all Free State Stars), Aubrey Ngoma (Tuks), Onyekachi Okwonkwo (Al Kharitiyath, Qatar), Patrick Ngidi, Patrick Mashele (both North West Shining Stars)
Out: Getulio Vargas, Luis Boa Morte (both released), Tokelo Rantie (loan return to IFK Hasselholm, Sweden), Patrick Malokase, Benson Mhlongo (both Platinum Stars), Isaac Chansa (Henan, China), Sibusiso Mnguni (Chippa United, loan)
In: Thabani Mthembu (Young Mates), Mogakolodi Ngele (Township Rollers, Botswana), Patrick Malokase, Benson Mhlongo (both Pirates), Joseph Mkalipa (loan return from Witbank Spurs) Bongani Nyathi (Free State Stars), Joshua Saul (Chippa), Tshepo Gumede (SuperSport), Obert Moyo (CAPS United, Zimbabwe), Edward Tshabalala (Leopards), Roger Majafa (Mpumalanga Black Aces), Michael Mabule (youth promotion)
Out: Etame Soppo, Tshifhiwa Mmbooi, Tshepo Moloto, Mbhuyiselo Sambu, Mohamed Chicoto, Solomon Mathe, Nathan Paulse (all released), Terrence Mandaza (Maritzburg), Lucas Thwala, Mduduzi Nyanda, Chiukepo Msowoya (all loan returns to Pirates), Reuben Thebakang (Free State Stars)
In: Clifford Mulenga (Celtic), Bevan Fransman (Hapoel Tel Aviv, Israel), Sello Mohlaka (Mpumalanga Black Aces), George Maluleka (Ajax), Roscoe Pietersen (Chippa United), Keeno Shellar (loan return from Tuks), Mark Haskins (Cosmos), George Maluleka (Ajax)
Out: Morgan Gould (Chiefs), John Arwuah (Celtic), Tebogo Langerman (Sundowns), Glen Salmon (retired), Dipsy Selolwane (released)
University of Pretoria (Tuks)
In: David Radebe (United FC), Warren Bishop (Santos), Vincent Kobola (Cosmos), Lionel Mtizwa, Buhle Mkhwanazi (both on loan from Sundowns)
Out: Aubrey Ngoma (Pirates), Keeno Shellar, Karabo Masehela (loan returns to SuperSport), Siya Mngoma (Arrows), Chibuzor Nwogbo, Nqobile Mpala, Sibusiso Dabi, Sibusiso Themba, Thabo Moleko, Philani Khwela, Lucky Mzizi, Buti Sithole (all released)
Compiled by Bambani Chumani