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Top five PSL free agents: Ex-Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns stars headline list

20:41 SAST 2021/06/13
Siphelele Ntshangase, Kaizer Chiefs, November 2020
There are footballers who are currently unattached and they will be hoping to find new clubs in the upcoming July-August transfer window

  • Mamelodi Sundowns v SuperSport United Hlompho Kekana and George Lebese, April 2019

    Who are the best PSL free agents?

    Many free agents will be waiting for clubs to come calling for their services when the South African winter transfer window opens next month.

    Goal takes you through the top five free agents currently available in the PSL: 

  • Brandon Peterson Bidvest Wits

    Brandon Petersen

    The gifted goalkeeper remains a free agent since he left the now-defunct Bidvest Wits and opted not to join Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila after their takeover in September 2020.

    Petersen was strongly linked with Orlando Pirates, but a move to the Soweto giants never materialized and he trained with their arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs between October and November 2020.

    The 26-year-old, who has also been linked with AmaZulu FC, stopped training with Chiefs after the club's transfer ban appeal failed and it remains to be seen whether he will return to the Naturena-based giants when the ban ends on July 1.

  • George Lebese signs for Switchbacks in the US

    George Lebese

    The accomplished winger joined Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila in April this year after his contract with American club Colorado Switchbacks was terminated by mutual consent. 

    However, Lebese parted ways with Tshakhuma a month later after the club failed to secure his clearance from Switchbacks and the Limpopo-based side could not register him with the PSL. 

    The 32-year-old, who recently spoke about his desire to rejoin Chiefs, is expected to receive his clearance from Switchbacks soon in order to continue his career at a new club. 

  • Buhle Mkhwanazi, Bidvest Wits, 2019

    Buhle Mkhwanazi

    Another former Bidvest Wits player who has remained unattached since the club sold its PSL status to Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila at the end of the 2019/20 season.

    Having won the PSL title, Telkom Knockout Cup and MTN8 with Wits, before playing for Bafana Bafana at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Egypt, Mkhwanazi is an experienced and accomplished central defender.

    The 31-year-old has been linked with both Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs in the last two transfer windows.

  • Siphelele Ntshangase of Kaizer Chiefs, July 2019

    Siphelele Ntshangase

    The 28-year-old playmaker was released by Chiefs in March this year as the club terminated his contract by mutual consent with just over two months left of the 2020/21 season. 

    Widely considered to be one of the best passers of the ball in the country, Ntshangase will not be short of admirers when the transfer window opens on July 1 having been linked with his former clubs Baroka FC and Black Leopards.

    However, Ntshangase is unlikely to rejoin Leopards with the Limpopo club having been relegated to the National First Division. 

  • Keagan Buchanan, Maritzburg United, December 2020

    Keagan Buchanan

    It came as a shock when Maritzburg United announced that they had terminated one of their key players' contract after the January-February transfer window had closed.

    Maritzburg chairman Farook Kadodia explained that Buchanan, 30, had lost his focus at the Team of Choice with his contract set to expire at the end of June 2021 and the club decided to release him early.

    A whole host of clubs including his former side, Chiefs, Swallows FC and TS Galaxy are reportedly interested in the influential midfielder.