The Premier Soccer League transfer market continues to heat up and produce some surprise transfers. One such surprise was Orlando Pirates signing three key players from Bloemfontein Celtic – striker Tshegofatso Mabasa, Kabelo Dlamini and Bongani Sam.

Along with them are Fortune Makaringe and Siphesihle Ndlovu from Maritzburg United and Tebogo Tlolane from Chippa United.

The signing of Mabasa came as a surprise as week’s earlier Celtic management lamented that they would retain the services of Mabasa.

The 22-year-old was Celtic’s top goal scorer last season scoring 10 goals in all competitions. He shares that he is aware that it would not be easy to break into Coach Milutin Sredojevic’s Starting 11.

The Botshabelo-born player had an option for another year left at Celtic, but as things stand with the clubs financial woes it comes as no surprise to see them sell their top goal scorer.


Mabasa still credits Golden Arrows coach Steve Komphela for a job well done at Celtic in the first half of last season.

He says Komphela is the reason the team managed to hold it together in the midst of players striking over unpaid salaries and bonuses. – Report by Tshenolo Meruti