Jan. 25, 2023


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DIFA urges teams to observe transfer window period

DIFA urges teams to observe transfer window period

DIFA Berea boss, Lekhooa Thabaneng

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    Thabaneng says clubs have had enough time to among others sign new players
    Teams advised to avoid processing transfers at the 11th hour

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AS local teams attempt to reinforce their squads in preparation for second-leg games, District Football Association (DIFA) Berea has encouraged clubs to observe January 31 as the dateline for the transfer window period.

DIFA Berea President, Lekhooa Thabaneng said all teams have had ample time to sign new players and make all necessary arrangements including transfers since the transfer window period kicked off on January 1.

“Besides the transfers and news signings, some players are joining new teams on loans, hence, it advisable for clubs to avoid processing the relevant documents at the 11th hour,” he said, adding that the transfer window period is the most crucial time in soccer administration as teams need to negotiate with players they are interested in signing.
Thabaneng noted that the period also gives players an opportunity to explore their full potential in new teams, hence, the importance of cross-verifying each step taken in the process, in order to avoid the double-signing of one player by different teams.
So far, he said, the only movement seen is of players in the Premier League, A, and B Divisions as well as the women’s football.

“To date, there has been no movement observed in the C Division,” he said.

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In the Premier League, Lioli have declared the signing of players like Lerole Motinyane from Bantu and Liteboho Mokhele from Lilemela.

The two are prominent top-flight league goalkeepers.

The TY-based outfit also signed other players such as Teboho Mosuoane from Linare, Mokhele Molise from CCX, Sello Sekike from Manonyane, and Tumelo Makha from South African -based Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila (TTM). - LeNA

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