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PSL Transfer Deadline Day: What could happen?

08:21 GMT 30/01/2023
Percy Tau, Bafana Bafana, November 2021
GOAL assess some of the biggest deals that could go through on PSL transfer deadline day.

The mid-season transfer window closes on Tuesday, January 31, with transfer deadline day giving PSL clubs one final opportunity to bolster their squads for the final months of the campaign.

Which sides must add to their ranks to boost their hopes of continental qualification, and who need new blood to stave off relegation?

Here are nine transfers that could potentially go through on deadline day.

  • Yusuf Maart, Kaizer Chiefs & Pule Mmodi, Golden Arrows, December 2022

    Pule Mmodi

    Mmodi has entered the final six months of his deal with Golden Arrows, and has been heavily linked with a move away from the club.

    Transfer deadline day represents the last opportunity for Abafana Bes'thende to get a fee for their prized asset, otherwise, he will depart on a free at the season’s end.

    Both Soweto giants—Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs—are understood to be keen on the explosive wideman, but will either heavyweight get their man?

  • Percy Tau, Al Ahly, December 2022

    Percy Tau

    Tau hasn’t entirely had an easy time of things since leaving South Africa, with successes in Belgium offset by failure to make his mark in England.

    Currently nursing injury at Al Ahly, he has consistently been linked with a move back to the PSL.

    Mamelodi Sundowns have been regularly identified as his most likely destination, but could Pirates or Chiefs also consider an unlikely swoop for the fading Bafana Bafana superstar as they look to boost their campaigns?

  • Thamsanqa Gabuza Supersport United

    Thamsanqa Gabuza

    Veteran Gabuza appears to have come to the end of the road at SuperSport United, who appear unlikely to offer him a new deal at the end of the current season.

    The 35-year-old has offered excellent service to SSU over the last four seasons, but it now appears time for a change, and Stellenbosch FC look primed to capitalise.

    Steve Barker has confirmed that talks have progressed between the two parties, but will an agreement be signed before the window closes?

  • Lesedi Kapinga, Mamelodi Sundowns, December 2021

    Lesedi Kapinga

    Things just aren’t working out for Kapinga at Sundowns.

    He’s appeared just five times in the league this term, and he’s the kind of unused talent that has prompted some to accuse the Brazilians of letting players rot at the club.

    A loan move is surely a must for Kapinga, and could also help Downs as the 27-year-old looks to rediscover form and fitness.

  • Bienvenu Eva Nga, Orlando Pirates, August 2022

    Bienvenu Eva Nga

    The arrival of Souaibou Marou represents yet more competition for Eva Nga, who falls yet further down the pecking order at Pirates.

    The Cameroonian hasn’t set the world alight in Soweto, following his arrival from Chippa United, and it’s hard to see how he forces his way back into Jose Riveiro’s plans.

    He’s been linked with SuperSport United, and a move away from the club—maybe even on a temporary basis—would be good for all parties.

  • Andile Jali Mamelodi Sundowns.

    Andile Jali

    Another player who’s yet to sign a new deal with his current employers, Jali appears to have received mixed messages from Mamelodi Sundowns regarding his long-term future with the club.

    He could be exactly what Chiefs need in the middle of the park as they look to replace Njabulo Blom, while Pirates may also consider an emotional reunion with the diminutive midfielder.

    At 32, Jali still has a lot to offer, but would the Brazilians consider selling him midseason?

  • Austin Dube, Kaizer Chiefs, September 2021

    Austin Dube

    It’s proving to be a miserable season for Dube, who hasn’t kicked a ball competitively this term having been deemed surplus to requirements by Arthur Zwane.

    His former club, Richards Bay, are reportedly considering his services, and Dube could be tempted by the prospect of re-joining the PSL’s surprise package…and helping them pip Chiefs to a Caf Champions League berth.

  • Gift Motupa

    Gift Motupa

    One of several attacking options at Sundowns to have found their playing time limited by the emergence of Cassius Mailula this season, Motupa appears not to have the trust of Rhulani Mokwena.

    Nonetheless, Motupa boasts experience, has demonstrated previously that he can be a threat in the PSL, and should have something to offer.

  • Bradley Ralani, Mamelodi Sundowns, March 2022

    Bradley Ralani

    Yet another wasted talent at Sundowns, the technical wideman’s future remains up in the air at the club, as it remains to be seen if his current deal would be expected.

    The 35-year-old has an option for another year, but in truth, having been used sparingly this term, a change of scene would be wise.

    Ralani is unlikely to feature much during the coming months with the likes of Neo Maema, Themba Zwane and Marcelo Allende all making notable contributions; time for one final big PSL move.