We might have lost Ubuntu Cape Town in the NFD, but we gained Steenberg United.
The back-to-back Safa Western Cape ABC Motsepe champions fell short of winning the ABC Motsepe League’s national playoffs that were played at Erica Park this past week.
They fought hard in the tournament, driven by their home support and managed to reach the final where they lost 1-0 against JDR Stars from Pretoria.
They will receive R500 000 which will come in handy for what will be a testing campaign in the second tier of South African club football next season.
Meanwhile, the transfer buzz will become louder in the next week or two and several Cape Town ouens will make headlines.
Seasoned midfielder Waseem Isaacs will not go down to the ABC with Ubuntu and has since agreed terms with Stellenbosch.
GN Sports Agency’s Grant Nieuwenhuys confirmed to the Daily Voice: “Waseem had three PSL options, but he chose Stellenbosch.
“He has signed two years plus one-year option.”
Meanwhile, the contract of Dillon Solomons at Royal Eagles expires at the end of this month, but Nieuwenhuys didn’t want to confirm where the 23-year-old winger is going next just yet.
It’s unclear as to what is next for Gugulethu-born duo midfielder Yanga Baliso and Zaphaniah Mbokoma.
Baliso was on loan at Cape Umoya and is set to return to his parent club Orlando Pirates, while Mbokoma’s short-term deal with Jomo Cosmos expires at the end of this month.