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Bay Make First Signing In This Window

Second-from-bottom DStv Premiership side Richards Bay have made their first signing in this January transfer window, capturing Khuda Muyaba.  

Muyaba, a Malawi international, will strengthen the attack of the side, who have struggled to win matches this season, with three victories in the 2023/24 campaign.  

The KwaZulu-Natal club is second-from-bottom with 13 points after 16 matches, nine behind bottom-side Cape Town Spurs. 

The 30-year-old Muyaba was at Polokwane City but left the club before they claimed the Motsepe Foundation Championship title last term to gain topflight football promotion. He scored two goals in eight appearances.  

He had been at Rise and Shine since the club was relegated in the 2019/20 season, but left with a reported contract dispute that led to the FIFA registration ban that was recently lifted at the club.

More great news for Bay is the return of hard-working midfielder Mpho Mathebula, who had shaken off the long-standing knee injury.  

The 22-year-old, who is a yourh product of Bidvest Wits and played for SuperSport United and the University of Pretoria, last featured for the side when they lost to Golden Arrows on 8 September at King Zwelithini Stadium. He was replaced before the second half got underway, with Yanela Mbuthuma taking his place.  

Mathebula, who joined Bay in the 2021/22 season and gained promotion in the same season, has been mired by a long-term injury in his knee. 

While last term was his best season as he featured in 23 league matches, he was still hampered by an injury that kept him long on the sidelines.  

Bay will hope for a better second half of the season when they visit Muyaba’s former club Polokwane at Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday, 14 February post the Africa Cup of Nations finals break.

Robin-Duke Madlala
Robin-Duke Madlala
Robin-Duke Madlala is iDiski Times' KwaZulu-Natal-based web journalist. Boasting extensive experience in the South African football landscape, Robin-Duke has previously worked for Kick-Off Magazine, Soccer Laduma, and Daily Sun and Sunday Sun. He specialises in breaking news and transfers around South Africa’s big clubs in KZN.