Chelmsford, readmitted to the National League this season and celebrating their centenary, lead the way. In addition to the return of Mike Cullen, so influential in their success last season, to Chelmer Park, a trio of compatriots arrive from his home city of Durban: Justin King, an international defender, David Staniforth, the Under-21 goalkeeper, and Mike Carr, a cultured midfield player.
At nearby Chigwell, Old Loughtonians include South Africa's Olympic goalkeeper, Brian Myburgh, in place of Scotland's Alisdair Seaton, who has left the club. Over at Southgate, three more South Africans, Gregor Maier and Craig O'Hagan from the senior squad and Craig Caroran from the Under-21s have signed on.
Even Oxford University can call on David Eadie, a South African Under- 21 from Western Province, and Martin Firer, from Wits University.Reuse content