Pirates sell Mhlongo to Stars
Platinum Stars have completed the capture of Orlando Pirates midfielder Benson Mhlongo, the club announced on Tuesday.
The former Bafana Bafana international has seen his game-time limited at Pirates after a crippling knee injury put him out of the game for almost two years.
Since his return at the beginning of the 2011/12 campaign, he has been unable to force his way into the Bucs team on a regular basis.
The 31-year-old will now have the chance to start afresh at Dikwena though, where his versatility in being able to play in central defence or midfield will be a great asset.
Stars had four Pirates players on loan last season, Patrick Malokase, who they have since signed on a permanent deal, Lucas Thwala, Chiukepo Msowoya and Mduduzi Nyanda.
Mhlongo is the fifth signing made by Stars in this transfer window, the others being midfielders Malokase, Mogakolodi Ngele (Township Rollers, Botswana) and Bongani Nyathi (Free State Stars), and striker Thabani Mthembu (Young Mates).