The speculations are slowly being relegated to the dustbins as the long wait for the return of football appears to be coming to an end. The main focus will be the country's poster tournament, the Premiership.
Magoleng have shown their readiness off the field after penning a deal with local sports brand, URI Sports. The team will be motivated by the presence of attacking midfielder, Mogomotsi Kerebotswe who has retained the captaincy role. Kerebotswe is one of the longest-serving players at the Mankgodi-based club. Goalkeeper, Michael James will remain at the club. The shot-stopper was one of the best performing players in the team during their stay in the Premiership.
His performances then earned him a move to BDF XI where he stayed for a short period while he also received his first Zebras call up in 2017. There is also winger, Donald Botshoma who is expected to light up the division in the coming season. At Mochudi, Magosi have reinforced their ranks with the appointment of former Extension Gunners coach, Itumeleng 'Tumie' Duiker. The team has also acquired the services of former Township Rollers' defender Arnold Mampori, who returns to the club for a second stint.
Another former Rollers player in Remmington Masuku has joined the club alongside Khumoetsile Kufingwa while veteran Tshepo 'Talk-Talk' Motlhabankwe has come out of retirement to bolster the side. In the other games on the opening weekend of the FDS, newcomers Matebele FC welcome another promotion candidate, Uniao Flamengo Santos at Matebeleng Primary School grounds. Matebejana will visit Red Sparks at Tlokweng while Taung Young Fighters will take the long journey to Kgalagadi to meet newcomers, Motaung Young Fighters in Mabutsane. Holy Ghost will take on Tlokweng United at the Holy Ghost Park. Mochudi Rovers will be looking for a good start against Broadhurst United.