Whether or not the Premier Soccer League (PSL) resumes in the coming weeks, the next season will kick off without the presence of one of the league's more successful outfits, as Bidvest Wits make way for Tshakuma Tsha Mandivhandzila.
The owners of the Limpopo outfit bought the top flight status of the 2016/17 league champions, subsequently ending the franchise's existence 99 years into its being.
Bidvest Wits have all to play for
With nine league fixtures, as well as a cup semifinal and a possible final standing between them and bowing out, they are hoping to finish strong.
This is according to one of their new recruits Kgaugelo Sekgota, who joined from Portuguese outfit Vitoria Setubal in January.
The 23-year-old is back in training along with the rest of his teammates in anticipation for the league's resumption.
"It is good to be back after a long time, football is something that we love and live for so this is a great feeling," he told the club's official website.
"It is all about the dedication that you have, your goals in life. You have to stay strong. Challenges come and go; you just need to be mentally strong and remain focussed. We are in the Nedbank Cup semifinals, and we still have a few league games left so there is still a lot to play for.
"Obviously we are a big team with a good coach that has a lot of experience. We have a squad full of national team players so we will remain competitive and professional up until the end of the season."Kgaugelo Sekgota, Bidvest Wits
Wits are sixth on the league standings, ten points behind log-leaders Kaizer Chiefs, who have played one more game.
In the Nedbank Cup, the Clever Boys have a fixture away to Mamelodi Sundowns in the last four of the competition.