Transfer market in full swing as Zuma joins Downs

The annual Premier Soccer League (PSL) transfer market was busy over the weekend, with Bafana Bafana flyer Sibusiso Zuma’s switch from German club Arminia Bielefeld to Mamelodi Sundowns at the ripe age of 33 the juiciest item on the agenda.

Simultaneously, Sundowns have failed to come to terms with a second Bafana player, Benson Mhlongo, who is set to join former Wits University and Bafana squad goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs among the annual consignment of prolific imports at Orlando Pirates.

Recently appointed Sundowns technical director Ted Dumitru has confirmed the packaging of Zuma to Sundowns and the departure of Mhlongo, with another of Sundowns’ international stalwarts of recent years, Godfrey Sapula, heading for Platinum Stars.

Also on the soccer merry-go-round is former Moroka Swallows coach and player, Mich D’Avray, whose appointment at the helm of Bloemfontein Celtic has been confirmed by the enthusiastic Free State PSL club’s management.

D’Avray, who will be returning to South Africa after spending the past decade coaching in Australia, had a distinguished career in English soccer where he played for Ipswich Town and Leicester City.

He also coached Cape Town Spurs to a notable double triumph when the PSL was still known as the NSL. — Sapa

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