PSL transfer deadline: Chiefs lock sights on Mthethwa, Komphela in market for double deal
The Premier Soccer League transfer window, which was extended by 22 days beyond the traditional 1 September deadline, is drawing to a close on Friday, offering clubs more time to fine-tune their squads.
Since the 2023/24 season commenced in early August, the 16 teams competing in the DStv Premiership have participated in a range of five-to-nine matches.
The exact number varied depending on whether these clubs also undertook the added challenge of competing in the MTN8, the CAF Champions League or the Confederation Cup.
Matches played so far offer club management and coaches valuable insights into potential gaps in their teams. This week provides an opportunity to address any challenges that have arisen, be it from injuries or tactical shortcomings.
Kaizer Chiefs stand out among the teams, as they are rumoured to be in talks regarding the acquisition of Sibongiseni Mthethwa, the defensive midfield standout from Stellenbosch FC.
An insider, who spoke to News24 on the condition of anonymity to safeguard professional relationships, shared that Stellenbosch is hesitant about selling.
However, if the Chiefs or any other potential bidders present a significant offer, the 28-year-old Mthethwa might just leave the picturesque Cape winelands behind.
Amakhosi have made their appreciation for the player evident by placing a bid, and head coach Molefi Ntseki has candidly discussed the former Black Leopards midfielder.
“I think the most important thing is whenever you see a good player elsewhere, people will always associate that player with Kaizer Chiefs,” said Ntseki.
“I think in our player audit, we have put in so many players, even though we have never gone public about those players. But I think it’s very normal for a team like Kaizer