GSV Grading The Deal; Polokwane City

Rise and Shine | Polokwane City
Rise and Shine | Polokwane City
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

Polokwane City Football Club

Signings

George Chigova

Transferred From: SuperSport United

DoB: March 4th, 1991 (24)

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Position/s: Goalkeeper

Pule Kanopi

Transferred From: Highlands Park

DoB: March 4th, 1991 (24)

Nationality: South African

Position/s: Goalkeeper

Carlington Nyandombo

Transferred From: AmaZulu FC

DoB: December 25th, 1985 (29)

Nationality: Zimbabwean

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

Sibusiso Mbonani

Transferred From: Witbank Sours

DoB: June 1st, 1987 (28)

Nationality: South African

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

Mfundo Phungwayo

Transferred From: Moroka Swallows

DoB: January 1st, 1994 (21)

Nationality: South African

Position/s: Fullback, Wingback (Right)

Punch Masenamela

Transferred From: Mamelodi Sundowns

DoB: October 17th, 1986 (28)

Nationality: South African

Position/s: Fullback, Wingback (Left)

Randy Ngobe

Transferred From: Witbank Spurs

DoB: May 1st, 1991 (24)

Nationality: South African

Position/s: Winger, Attacking Midfielder, Advanced Playmaker, Inside Forward (Left/ Right)

Nazier Jacobs

Transferred From: Milano United

DoB: December 21st, 1990 (24)

Nationality: South African

Position/s: Attacking Midfielder, Advanced Playmaker, Trequartista

The Grand Stand View

The hallmark of a great gaffer in Mzansi diski circles should be the level of success he manages to attain without the usage of superstar players, Kosta Papić has marked himself out as a truly great minder during his stints with Chippa United & Polokwane City respectively; a football man with a great appetite for good attacking football, Kostadin has revolutionised the manner in which we look at the smaller, less resourceful sides in our league with his fresh approach to dealing with opposition sides and affording his players the creative freedom to prove their pedigree as elite level footballers.

While one should be giving the Serbian born tactician a pat on the back for what he has achieved using “lesser pedigree” players since his arrival in Polokwane, one cannot help but wonder just how much further Rise & Shine could have risen had the gaffer been afforded the opportunity to add players that he fells will make his team more of a complete unit last season. The transfer market has been a busy time for many clubs looking to add to their squads, yet that may be an even more difficult task when sides are looking at some of your key players as possible additions to their rosters; Polokwane City have done incredibly well to not only retain the services of their spine from last season, but also succeeding in adding more quality to the squad and ensuring that they have the tools to finally break into that Top 8 and continue the great progress they have made since their formation in 2012. Defensive reinforcements were surely high up on the shopping list for the gaffer and his technical team, the club shipped in a mind boggling 60 goals last season, the most in the division, and the gaffer will know that some stronger defensive showings would have seen them finish much higher than the commendable 12th place they managed in the season gone by; if the new acquisitions can help shore up that defence, we can expect to see more convincing yet entertaining performances coming out of the men from the North.

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