Complete January Transfer Wrap: Gauteng-based clubs strengthen their squads with youngsters despite losing high profile players

Here are the confirmed signings made by clubs during the January transfer window as released by the Premier Soccer League
PSL log leaders Kaizer Chiefs signed Lorenzo Joao Gordinho from development, having also signed goalkeeper Reyaad Pieterse, who is a Nike Academy recruit. However, the Amakhosi lost the services of Abia Nale to Ajax Cape Town until the end of the season, after the player himself requested to be loaned out to another club.

Staying with Ajax Cape Town, it has been confirmed that they have acquired the signature of former Bafana Bafana midfielder Lance Davids, former Kazier Chiefs striker Mabhudi Khenyeza, Phillip du Plessis and Mobara Abbubaker, who are both from their development ranks. Urban Warriors management recruited former Moroka Swallows and Sundowns assistant coach Ian Gorowa, to help their struggling technical team as they find themselves lying 14th on log.

Supersport United maybe crying over the loss of Mabhudi Khenyeza to Ajax, but they have managed to replace him with former Platinum Stars striker Bradley Grobler. Matsatsantsa have also acquired former Bloemfontein Celtic defender Prince Hlela from Amazulu, in an effort to strengthen their defence that leaked 15 goals in 16 league games. United have also promoted Thabo Moloi, Dean Patricio, Aupa Moeketsi and Simbarashe Sithole from their development, as Gavin Hunt looks for a mixture of both experience and young players in his team.

Supersport United neighbours, Mamelodi Sundowns did not make any new signings despite bringing Ramahlwe Mphahlele back from the University of Pretoria, where he was loaned by Johan Neeskens.NHowever, the Brazilians have decided to loan defender Siyabonga Ngubane to Tuks until the end of the current season having seen limited game time under the new coach. Joining Ngubane at Tuks is a 24 year-old Nigerian midfielder Ayo Oluwafemias, who was signed on a six-month contract.

The PSL’s defending champions, Orlando Pirates were the busiest, promoting players from their development and loaning the majority of those players to few PSL clubs including Golden Arrows, with Nhlakanipho Ntuli, the only player to remain in Parktown until the end of the season. Pirates have also decided against keeping striker Bongani Ndulula in the team, and sold him to struggling Amazulu.

Bidvest Wits did not make an attempt of signing any top player despite being linked with the former Manchester United striker Luis Saha. However, the Clever Boys promoted Luckyboy Mokoena to the first team.

Moroka Swallows have given Michael Da Silva a first team contract, having impressed the technical team led by Zeca Marques.