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Ducor Sports Transfer Column: An African Focus on Players Making Waves on the Continent.

Beginning with Lehlohonolo Majoro, the South African Club Cape Town City star striker has six months left on his initial two-year-deal with the ABSA Premiership outfit and though he has only found the back of the net twice in the eight appearances he’d made so far, interest in him remains high.

The 31-year-old center forward’s uncertain future is the talking point this moment in SA. Valued in the region of €450,000, the former Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs man was linked with a possible move to China’s Super League at the start of December.

Those claims now seem to have been poured into cold water with SuperSport United and cash-wielding Mamelodi Sundowns believed to be at the forefront in the race for his signature.

A desperate Benni McCarthy – Cape Town City’s coach – this week said he will be surprised if Majoro goes ahead to agree to terms with suitors behind his back.



Katlego Otladisa

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In comes Katlego Otladisa: Still, in South Africa, table-topping Mamelodi Sundowns looks to be after every top quality player in Johannesburg. The latest man on the wish-list is a fast-rising youngster Katlego Otladisa of Platinum Stars.

The midfielder, who capitalized on the absence of certain key players through injury to cement his place in the Stars’ team, is also interesting Orlando Pirates. Katlego’s performances haven’t gone unnoticed and will give 53-year-old gaffer Roger De Sa selection headaches once Platinum’s injured key players recuperate fully.

The South African transfer window, like many on the continent and in Europe, reopens in January with a deal expected for Otladisa.



Ocean Mushure of Zimbabwe during the 2016 CHAN football match between Zimbabwe and Zambia at the Rubavu Stadium in Rubavu, Rwanda on 19 January 2016 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

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Ocean Mushure

Making the news over to neighboring Zimbabwe is Ocean Mushure, Zimbabwe’s national team defender and Dynamos Harare’s captain.

Dynamos, who finished second best behind eventual champions Platinum FC is often too vulnerable without him. He was in the running for Zimbabwe’s Premier Soccer League’s Player of the Year but was surprisingly overlooked for the prize. His agony is made up for after he scooped his club’s MVP and Most Disciplined Player awards.

At 32, he is still a subject of consideration for a move with South Africa said to be his preferred destination. A natural defender, the rock man swapped roles in this recently concluded campaign, fielding as a winger instead of a center-back and in the process, scored nine goals to finish fifth best scorer in the Zimbabwe league.

Troubled and bottom-placed South African champions Bidvest Wits is in the hunt for a scorer and consider the 32-year-old a perfect fit, at least for the season, to ease their strikers’ profligacy in front of goal.



Kenneth Muguna


Kenneth Muguna: Last season’s Kenya Premier League best player Kenneth Muguna is believed to be on the radar of an array of sides from both Africa and Southeastern Europe. The midfielder joined from Western Stima the last term and helped lead Gor Mahia to the title this campaign.

Ducor Sports understands, Albania’s FK Tirana is close to acquiring his services on a 12-month deal with an option for a permanent contract but must ward off stiff rivalry from clubs in the South and North of Africa. Kenneth was ruled out of the Harambee Stars’ CECAFA campaign owing to injury.



Larbi Koomson

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Larbi Koomson: Erstwhile Asante Kotoko playmaker Larbi Koomson is one of the players to have engineered a move in Ghana. 28-year-old Koomson inks a two-year contract with newly promoted Ghana Premier League side, Eleven Wonders.

Elsewhere, Ghana’s duo Yaw Frimpong and Solomon Asante have been released by DR Congo giants TP Mazembe at end of their agreements. Also joining the list of departures in Kinshasa is Zambia’s Given Singuluma who’s deemed a surplus requirement at the Stade Mazembe.



Amos Frimpong

Amos Frimpong: Nigerian club Enyimba FC is on the trail of Ghana’s WAFU Cup winning defender Amos Frimpong. The 26-year-old is captain of Asante Kotoko. His contract, however, expires this season.

There were claims of Amos and Kotoko going their separate ways but the club’s public relations officer Obed Acheampong has rebutted such rumors, insisting the Kumasi-born is contracted to Kotoko, saying, “Clubs willing to prize him away from Asante must be ready to break the bank.”


Amar Jemmal: Jemmal’s name is circling around with a raft of clubs offering to sign the player who recently departed his team in Qatar’s Stars League.

Etoile Du Sahel is one of a blizzard of outfits ardent on bolstering their squad with Amar’s inclusion. The forward is set to assess proposals on his table as he appears set to begin kicking the ball again in coming weeks.



Hamdi Nagguez

Hamdi Nagguez: Hamdi’s next home could be in Cairo with Egyptian side Zamalek courting him. The Tunisian is also being pursued by APOEL Nicosia of Cyprus but seems to prefer joining controversial President Mortada Mansour’s White Knights.

But for a deal to be brokered, it’s Etoile’s strong inclination that Ivorian Razak Cisse must move in the opposite direction as makeweight and compensation to any deal that could see Nagguez join Zamalek. Zamalek wants the Ivorian to rake up playing time on loan and later return a finished product.

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