GSV Grading The Deal; BidVest Wits

The Clever Boys | BidVest Wits
The Clever Boys | BidVest Wits
The Ultimate Prize | The ABSA Premiership Trophy
The Ultimate Prize | The ABSA Premiership Trophy

The 2015/16 Premier Soccer League season is now officially underway, while football fanatics from far and wide all experience the mixed bag of emotions that come with being an avid football follower in such entertaining times, we at GSV have served you up a little morsel for thought as we begin to approach the end of the transfer window. Dished out for your reading pleasure, we present to you GSV Grading The Deal, were all the ABSA Premiership clubs will have their acquisitions dissected with the view of shedding more light on the shady world of transfer dealings. Enjoy!

ABSA Premiership

BidVest Wits Football Club

Signings

Nazeer Allie

Transferred From: Ajax Cape Town

DoB: May 23rd, 1985 (30)

Nationality: South African

Position/s: Wingback, Fullback (Right)

Andrew Mwesigwa

Transferred From: Free-Agent

DoB: April 24th, 1984 (31)

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Position/s: Stopper Defender, Cover Defender (Central)

Daine Klate

Transferred From: SuperSport United

DoB: January 25th, 1985 (30)

Nationality: South African

Position/s: Winger, Attacking Midfielder, Inside Forward

Keagan Jacobs

Transferred From: Livingston FC (Scotland)

DoB: September 9th, 1989 (25)

Nationality: South African/ Scottish

Position/s: Winger, Attacking Midfielder, Advanced Playmaker

Elias Pelembe (Domingues)

Transferred From: Mamelodi Sundowns

DoB: November 13th, 1983 (31)

Nationality: Zimbabwean/ South African

Position/s: Winger, Attacking Midfielder, Advanced Playmaker, Inside Forward

Gerald Phiri Jr.

Transferred From: CAPS United (Zimbabwe)

DoB: June 8th, 1993 (22)

Nationality: Malawian/ South African

Position/s: Winger, Advanced Playmaker, Attacking Midfielder, Trequartista

Kris Bright

Transferred From: FC Bharat (India)

DoB: September 5th, 1986 (28)

Nationality: New Zealander

Position/s: Complete Forward, Target-Man

The Grand Stand View

Gavin Hunt is a football man who knows his strengths as a gaffer and constructs his squad accordingly; being a coach that relies on a strong defensive ethic, a resilient yet industrious midfield and a potent yet hard working attacking line, the man has used his vast resources to assemble a team that should have the quality and depth to challenge for the league trophy and maybe even win some silverware this season. The quality of the BidVest Wits side is underpinned by the number of promising young players that backup each position in the side while also adding some quality and much needed competition for places.

One cannot accuse BidVest Wits of being a one-man band anymore, and their talisman Sibusiso Vilakazi will be wondering whether he should be looking to find another professional home for himself locally now that The Students are actually just as competitive as the other title contenders and maybe even having the advantage of youth in their favour. The off-season acquisitions have added a much needed attacking potency to a football club that will always be defensively sound under the stewardship of Gavin Hunt, the gaffer has added some experienced and established footballers who will add to the pedigree of the side and make them even harder to combat against throughout the season. There is quality in every department over in Braamfontein, with seasoned international footballers mixing in well with some future international stars and the cocktail promising to make for one sweet mix once the blend is just right; the class in the side should now be sufficient to sustain a consistent charge at the title for the duration of the entire league campaign without negating the need to still challenge on all other fronts through the sheer strength in the depth of the roster now assembled.

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