KAIZER Chiefs and Orlando Pirates have both made headlines in recent with their latest signings, the Soweto sides both adding firepower up front.
AmaKhosi are looking to add further strength to the side as they prepare to defend the Absa Premiership trophy they won last season.
The Buccaneers meanwhile will be hoping to wrestle the trophy back, having won it two seasons running prior to Chiefs’ triumph in 2012/ 2013.
Musona returns for his second spell with the Glamour Boys, having departed the club for German Bundesliga side 1899 Hoffenheim back in 2011; he joins on a one-season loan with an option included for an outright sale.
The Zimbabwean began his first stint with AmaKhosi in 2009, winning the PSL Rookie of the Year award in 2010. In 2010/ 2011 he was the leading scorer in the league, hitting 15 league goals in the 28 games he played.
Musona told the Chiefs website he’s thrilled to be back at the club where he first made his name.
“Kaizer Chiefs is my team and my first home. I am happy to be back. And looking forward to the season and working with the players and the technical team. Any jersey number will do for me, as I don’t play a number, I play football.
“My stay in Germany was tough especially as I didn’t get much game time due to changes in management at both teams that I played for. I always checked Chiefs results on line. And I was happy to see that PSL has become tough, there is no longer a small team and was also happy to see the league getting stronger,” he said.
Bacela meanwhile is living the dream, having risen all the way from playing for amateur side Eden Young Blues in the Second Division.
The Knysna-born marksman then spent a couple of seasons at Santos, struggling to make the breakthrough and barely getting any game-time in the first team.
But Bloemfontein Celtic saw something they liked in the 30-year-old, with the move to the Free State finally seeing the bustling marksman arriving on the scene as he went on to become a regular starter in the PSL.
Bacela’s pace, clever movement and instinctive striking skills are likely to be assets for the Sea Robbers, with the player himself eager to get well acquainted with his new team-mates and Bucs’ skilful midfielders in particular.
“You have to understand that football is a team sport,” said Bacela. “I was brought here to be part of a team, no striker can score goals by himself. He needs the help of his teammates to do that.
“A striker is only as good as the service he gets. I am hopeful with the kind of players we have at the club, I will be able to convert more chances in front of goal.”
Bacela has signed a three year deal for Roger De Sa’s side.
In other team news from the Soweto rivals, Chiefs have allowed defender Lincoln Zvasiya to as join Greek OFI CRETE on a one year loan deal. Pirates have parted ways with Nigerian midfielder Onyekachi Okonkwo and Zimbabwean striker Takesure Chinyama