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Five Players In Europe Who Could Return To SA

Five Players In Europe Who Could Return To South Africa

By Soccer Laduma - Mar 22, 2018 06:02 PM

There are currently five European-based players currently being linked with a return to the Premier Soccer League.

The likes of Tsepo Masilela, Ayanda Patosi, Daylon Claasen and Dean Furman have all made a comeback in Mzansi before the age of 30 and it seems that several other South Africans are looking to follow in their footsteps. 

Click through the gallery to view the European-based players who could return to the PSL 

Read more: Manyama's Best PSL XI

Tokelo Rantie  

As reported in the past by the Siya crew, Rantie was being tracked by Cape Town City in the January transfer window, with the Citizens at the time eager to boost their attacking department. However, a move for the player failed to materialise at the time, as Rantie was still contracted to Genclerbirligi Ankara in Turkey.

However, Rantie will become a free agent on June 30, and according to sources, it seems likely that the former Orlando Pirates striker could be making his way back home.

Kermit Erasmus 

Erasmus, who is currently a free agent, was released by Stade Rennais FC in February this year, however, according to FIFA rules and regulations, the player has to wait until the upcoming July/August transfer window to be registered to play elsewhere.

As things stand, returning home could be a possibility for the 27-year-old. 

Mandla Masango 

Masango returned to his parent club, Randers FC in Denmark, following his loan stint with SuperSport United, will see his contract come to an end on June 30 this year.

As previously reported by the Siya crew, City were showing interest in the player, although no move materialised at the time.

Now, as things stand, the player could be making his way back to Mzansi when he becomes a free agent on June 30.

Lebogang Manyama 

Manyama made the move to Atiker Konyaspor from Cape Town City just last season, however, as previously revealed by the Siya crew, the Bafana Bafana international has been strongly linked with a move back home.

After no move could materialise during the January transfer window, due to FIFA rules, Manyama could likely return to Mzansi during the next window, in the July/August transfer period.  

Andile Jali  

Jali recently sparked heavy speculation in the media about his next destination, after he confirmed that he will be returning to South Africa when his contract with KV Oostende comes to an end on June 30 this year. 

According to Siya sources, these are the five South Africans currently linked with a move back to the PSL during the upcoming July/August transfer window. 


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wash & wear Joined: 27 Oct 2017
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Bulla1000 Apr 06, 2018 01:19 PM
Not jali and tukelo
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allegromolto Mar 26, 2018 05:37 PM
Jali should aim for the German league instead of thinking of sundowns y is he thinking of coming back vele
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@ayabonganic I disagree with you here. The so called SA football, chibobos, tsamayas, valas etc aren't gonna take us far. How many times have we played European teams and how many times have we won against them? This is simply because their style of play is powerful - if you can't beat them, join them - street soccer wont take us far. E.g. where is Skappie Malatjie, Junior Khanyi, Zongo, Skgwama to name a few? They failed to make their mark because they played street soccer. In short, this so called Kasi football is not taking us anywhere.
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ayabonganic Mar 23, 2018 09:16 PM
I may be wrong but I think we South Africans we don't play into our strength we copy everything European in doing so we shooting ourselves on the foot.Most of us we grew up playing street football that is what we good at now all of the suddenly we think European football style of play is the best football we can play no I disagree they will always outplay us.We can't beat them on their own style of play. Maybe if we can try to play our South African style of play we might reap the rewards. how did we win AFCON in 1996 ? maybe we played into our strength not this Barcelona , Madrid ,Man City just to mention few style of play
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Ogantsheni Mar 23, 2018 05:42 PM
The 27-year-old Andile Jali confirmed is coming back to Pirates and the talks are at an advanced stage. The club are now just working around fulfilling some of his demands which are not money related,” said a Phakaaathi source. “The team needs him especially with a prospect of playing Champions League football next year,” added the source. Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns are said to be interested in the Bafana Bafana star, but it looks like Bucs will win the race for his signature.
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Fanavaro Mar 23, 2018 10:27 AM
They need to man-up,i dnt know wats goin on with south african players or maybe its bcz of their wife and kids mxm i can c no1 wil b lyk salah,mane,giroud,messi or ronaldo.i dont wana be lyk south african players
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Boris Becker Mar 23, 2018 09:14 AM
Erasmus look like Somalian
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Fakugezi Mar 23, 2018 09:11 AM
All of them they are still quality they can give us more in psl welcome home boys u still the best
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scoreman99 Mar 23, 2018 08:25 AM
@PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN according to u old age home rats beat pre-school takalane sesame zebbies 3-1 akere
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khosiological Mar 23, 2018 08:20 AM
cows here, no news here.these cows ran away from competition here at home n now they think that competition has gone away.
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scoreman99 Mar 23, 2018 08:16 AM
@PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN do u know age average players at mighty bucs?and if bucs is old age home what do u learn from 3-1 mascara we gave ur zebbies?
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sxivovo Mar 23, 2018 08:13 AM
Manyama and Rantjie for Sundowns to boost our striking Arsenal
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Pirates_999 Mar 23, 2018 08:09 AM
Rantie & Jali at least can say something positive about overseas. I'm so disappointed to see Erasmus on this list he was so good at Pirates he was one of the best strikers we have in the country, but now he doesn't have a team soon we will forget about him unless he come back home. I think our players should start valuing our league and stop this nonsense of settling for less whenever they receive an offer they just go there to add number not to become stars. I can't say much about Masango who behave like a school boy, as for Manyama he is confused he must join Downs for money that's all
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They'll all useless and we don't need retired soldiers at Chiefs....they must go to Old age home rats and Prisoners fc
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Sunset Dawana Mar 23, 2018 05:17 AM
Who cares? Everytime they come back home they play just like amateurs...
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Mketule 1 Mar 23, 2018 02:29 AM
I eould love to see Manyama,Rsntie and Jali at Bucs and challenge Caf champions league.
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MzamaniEmbizana Mar 23, 2018 01:11 AM
but on a serious note now guys, what was Mehlwemamba Manyama going to do in europe??? the guy was just too embitious
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Bigguybucs Mar 23, 2018 12:08 AM
@wash & wear shem lost soul

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