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Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
3 minute read
1 Sep 2021
2:29 pm

Who are the best signings for Chiefs, Pirates and Sundowns?

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Phakaaathi has a look at some of the top signings for SA's biggest clubs.

Kgaogelo Sekgota has made an instant impact for Kaizer Chiefs. Picture: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix.

Now that the transfer window has closed, it’s about time we look at the teams in the DStv Premiership that have done good business this season, particularly the big three in Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates.

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It has been aninteresting transfer window, which saw Amakhosi back to the market after their Fifa transfer ban last year, while Bucs and Downs have continued to bolster their squads with a number of high profile names

We take a look at three players from each of the clubs who are likely to shine bright for their particular this season and make a positive impact.

Kaizer Chiefs

Keagan Dolly

Keagan Dolly. Picture: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Dolly might not be back to his full fitness, but the midfielder has showed his qualities and what he brings to Amakhosi following that splendid assist for Khama Billiat in Chiefs’ first game of the season against Sundowns. In no time, Dolly will undoubtedly be a key player for the Naturena based outfit.

Kgaogelo Sekgota

Kgaogelo Sekgota. Picture: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

An exciting winger with a great turn of pace and dribbling skills. Sekgota comes as a natural winger for Amakhosi, a role that was back in the day executed by now-assistant coach Arthur Zwane. Sekgota was a massive addition for the Swallows FC squad last season, and now with few games under his belt at Chiefs, he is one player Amakhosi will be counting on.

Orlando Pirates

Kwame Peprah

Kwame Peprah. Picture: Orlando Pirates

Unknown in South African football circles, Peprah comes highly rated in his native country Ghana, where he scored 12 goals and made 10 assists in 29 appearances for King Faisal FC. Any PSL striker who reaches double figures has tended to do well in in the South African league, so Peprah has the look of someone who can be the difference for Pirates this season.

Ntsako Makhubela

Ntsako Makhubela. Picture: Steve Haag/BackpagePix

Makhubela is a ball-player, and having now joined a ball-playing team like Pirates, the midfielder should fit hand in glove at Bucs. He has has a great vision and a good work-rate. But it is his contributions in attack that will be mostly looked out for, having scored three goals and made two assists last season at Golden Arrows.

Mamelodi Sundowns

Thabiso Kutumela

Thabiso Kutumela. Picture: Steve Haag/BackpagePix

Having scored 12 goals in the last campaign for Maritzburg United, Kutumela should benefit from a high quality of supply that’s in the Downs squad. The striker has proved to be a serial goalpoacher and with enough game time, he can easily surpass last season’s tally.

Neo Maema

Neo Maema. Picture: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

His days at Bloemfontein Celtic saw Maema given the freedom to take on defenders and he never shied away from that responsibility. He has only made two appearances for Downs this season, but one can already see that there is a lot to come from the 25 year-old midfielder.