Polokwane City caused something of an upset as they beat Orlando Pirates 4-2 on penalties after Saturday’s Telkom Knockout encounter ended 2-2 at the end of regulation time at the Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg.
Gavin Hunt struggled to contain his emotions as he talked of the “unbelievable” experience of leading Bidvest Wits to their first ever Premiership title.
Polokwane City and Ajax Cape Town will both be searching for their first win of 2017 when they clash at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Lions of the North have endured a dismal season in the league thus far and occupy 15th place, having amassed 13 points from a possible 48.
The match is the first for either side in 2017 – the hosts impressively sitting fifth on 21 points and the visitors doing equally well in eighth on 19 points.
Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League outfit Highlanders plan to play CAF Champions League winners Mamelodi Sundowns in a friendly match to help both teams prepare for their respective seasons.
Polokwane City star Thobani Mncwango is reportedly a target for Orlando Pirates after impressing with his scoring form in recent times for Rise and Shine.
Sources close to Polokwane City striker Puleng Tlolane say the player dreams of one day playing in the Soweto derby for either Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates.
Polokwane City have announced their second signing of the January transfer window with defender Mogau Tshehla arriving from National First Division side Witbank Spurs.
Kaizer Chiefs defender Ramahlwe Mphahlele lamented the timing of the festive break, which he believes could affect their good form in the Premiership.