Chippa United will report for pre-season training in Port Elizabeth on Monday looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2016/17 season.
Dan Malesela’s charges will start their preparations with an assessment session at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
Chippa narrowly avoided relegation from the Absa Premiership by drawing with fellow strugglers Free State Stars on the final day of last term to finish 13th.
The Chilli Boys have since signed Tshepiso Lietsisa and Kurt Lentjies from Baroka FC and Maritzburg United respectively.
However, influential midfielder Thamsanqa Sangweni could be on the way to Bidvest Wits .