Orlando Pirates assistant coach Tebogo Moloi blamed poor finishing for their surprise MTN8 exit on Tuesday as the South African football season officially got underway.
Turkey-born coach Muhsin Ertugral is looking forward to resuming his love-affair with South African football as he gets set to lead Mpumalanga Black Aces into action.
Henrico Botes provided an assist and scored a goal as Bidvest Wits registered a 3-1 win over SuperSport United after extra-time to book their place in the MTN8 semifinals on Tuesday evening.
Orlando Pirates were knocked out of the MTN8 on Tuesday, losing 1-0 to Ajax Cape Town at Orlando Stadium in Soweto.
Old acquaintances will be renewed and new rivalries will no doubt be forged when the season opening MTN8 gets underway this week.
David Bright will be the man entrusted with Black Leopardsí fortunes next season, the Limpopo club confirmed on Monday.
For nearly 30 years now they have crossed swords and also worked alongside each other - Eric Tinkler and Roger De Sa are set to square up once more when Orlando Pirates take on Ajax Cape Town in the MTN8 Cup.
The start of the 2015/16 South African season is just days away, but there has was plenty of pre-season activity over the past weekend.
The 2015/16 Premier Soccer League (PSL) is set to kick-off on Tuesday with the MTN8 taking centre stage first up.
Golden Arrows have confirmed the arrival of 13 new players as they prepare to do battle in the Absa Premiership next season.