Black leopards chairman David Thidiela has confirmed the acquisition of former Mamelodi Sundowns defender Siyabonga Zulu and revealed Cuthbert Malajila is training with the club.
Zulu has been without a club ever since his unceremonious departure from Masandawana due to his alleged misbehaviour last season.
However, he will look to rewrite his past ills after signing for the Thohoyandou-based outfit.
“Yes, I can confirm [Zulu’s signing]. But at club level, I can’t tell people how long [he has signed],” Thidiela told Goal on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Zulu could soon be joined by another former Sundowns player in Malajila.
The 33-year-old left the Tshwane giants at the end of the 2018/19 Premier Soccer League (PSL) season as he struggled for game time.
Nonetheless, despite recent reports indicating a move to Bloemfontein Celtic was likely, the Zimbabwean has surfaced at Lidoda Duvha looking to earn a move.
“He is training with us,” Thidiela also confirmed.
Although Thidiela did reveal the club were in the market for another striker with Mwape Musonda likely to leave, the chairman was tight-lipped on whether or not Leopards will look to sign Malajila as a replacement.
“I don’t attend training, the people who do that will tell me [if we should sign him],” he added.
“We are looking for a good striker because Musonda is leaving,” he explained.
Zulu’s is one of many high-profile signings made by Leopards ahead of the 2019/20 season.
The club has also signed, Thuso Phala, Thabo Matlaba and Mogakolodi Ngele among others.
Meanwhile, Thidiela admits his ambition in the transfer market stems from a desire to make the club’s supporters happy.
“You know what it is. When you get married you get male and female friends to accompany you. At my club, I don’t want to do that. I want to win something, that is my ambition.
“I am too ambitious, but a young club like mines with such followers, you can’t allow them to be crying every day. That is why we are trying to make a strong team," he concluded.