Free State Stars General manager Rantsi Mokoena admits he is delighted after the the Premiership club secured five key transfer targets.
In addition to the five new players arriving to the club, Ea Lla Koto have released seven first-team players during the current transfer window.
New manager Serame Letsoaka has been reunited with one of his former players from Bloemfontein Celtic, Thabang Matuka, while former Kaizer Chiefs defender Simphiwe Mtsweni has also joined, both on free transfers.
Two strikers Mohammed Anas and Allen Dorian Nono have also been roped in with Mokoena citing their lack of goals in the first-half of the campaign as their main concern to rectify.
The fifth signing of playmaker Nhlakanipho Ntuli, is considered as the marquee signing with the South Africa youth international joining his first professional club in South Africa since leaving Eredivisie side FC Twente.
The following players were released by mutual consent, Reabetsoe Rakoti, Tshepo Mothiba, David Booysen, Johnny Mathole, Brandon Dean, Hamis Kizza and Mohamed Aoudou.
“We have made use of the window period and the AfCON break in making sure that we assess and sign five quality players to strengthen the team,” Mokoena said. “The team is ready to compete in the second round of the season.
“We were struggling to find the back of the net and we have brought in two quality strikers to help out Sekotlong upfront whose injury is coming well and should be ready in no time.
“We also struggled a bit on the left hand side but we have also brought in two experience players to compete in that department,” he added.
“As Free State Stars we would like to wish the players that have left the team the best of luck in their future endeavors and we warmly welcome the new guys.”