Premier Soccer League the top FIVE transfers for the 2016/17 season and why they are likely to make the desired impact:
1. Tefu Mashamaite – SuperSport United
Born 27 September 1984 in Bochum, Transvaal is known for punishing defences with his powerful headers from corners and dead ball situation. His coming has lifted the odds SuperSport United as genuine title contenders. He marshal the defence that has not been that solid for some time now.Mashamaite was signed on Tuesday from Swedish club BK Hacken.
2. Sibusiso Vilakazi – Mamelodi Sundowns
He was born on 29 December 1989.He is an attacking midfielder. In the 2013-2014 Premier Soccer League he won the player of the season and players’ player of the season. He also won the Nedbank Cup player of the tournament during the 2013-2014 season.Vilakazi will add undisputed value to an already talented and strong Mamelodi Sundowns squad.He will combine with Leonardo Castro, Khama Billiat and Keagan Dolly who are all very talented players.
3. Jackson Mabokgwane – Orlando Pirates
He was born January 19, 1988. It is very obvious lost the No 1 jersey after several howlers last season. This is where Mabokgwane comes in. Mabokgwane might have height issues, but he is undoubtedly the best Pirates have got and it is just a matter of time before coach Muhsin Ertugral gets over his Ovono obsession and fields a goalkeeper that will give them a fighting chance against Sundowns, Wits and the rest of their rivals.
4. Anele Ngcongca – Mamelodi Sundowns.
He was born October 21, 1987. Any other defender coming to Sundowns might be considered surplus given the talents there.But with his experiences as one-time Bafana Bafana captain, a World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations participant and European Champions League will add great value to the team.He is a versatile player with plenty of experience.
5. Gabadinho Mhango – Bidvest Wits
He is a Malawian international footballer born 27 September 1992. Just two games into the new season and you can already tell he will be a hit at Wits, a side with probably the second best squad in the league behind reigning champions Mamelodi Sundowns.