Thanda Royal Zulu Sign Ivan Winstanley

Relegation-threatened Thanda Royal Zulu, with the worst defensive record in the PSL (Premier Soccer League), have made a late foray into the transfer market to acquire the services of Ivan Winstanley for the remainder of the season.
Winstanley has been given a short term contract in an effort to shore a defence that has conceded 50 goals so far this season.

Winstanley was shown the door at Moroka Swallows at the beginning of the year after a frustrating spell that followed Brazilian coach Julio Leal’s arrival at the Dube Birds.

“I have signed for Thanda after training with the club for about two weeks," he said. "My deal will run up to the end of the season and I am here to make sure that we don’t get relegated.

“I haven’t played as yet as I have been catching up on my fitness. I am sure I will be able to get some game time. I want to play a part in the team’s survival mission in the few remaining games because I want the club to stay up in the PSL (Premier Soccer League).

“Obviously if the club stays up, then they will make the decision about whether they want to keep me but I would want to stay on. However, I have an option of going to Switzerland with my Swiss fiancée in June because she is organising something for me in Zurich. So after the end of the season I will know where my football career is taking me."

The lanky defender has also done duty for Bidvest Wits, Kaizer Chiefs and Maritzburg United since making his debut in the PSL back in 1995.