These South African stars are not just happy because they enjoyed a good Christmas or New Year.
They have returned to action on a positive note. Firstly, there's the Mamelodi Sundowns camp who started the year with an outstanding 2-1 victory against Kaizer Chiefs.
They've started on the front foot, hoping to excel in both the Premier Soccer League title race and the Caf Champions League.
Fellow South African club and CAFCL hopefuls, Orlando Pirates are also title contenders in the PSL. We can listen to their player, Kudakwashe Mahachi who's emotional to return to Zimbabwe to face Platinum FC in the Caf Inter-club game.
Mahachi is in high spirits with his return to form, resulting in increased game time. In the video below Mahachi talks about his respect for Pirates legends who have motivated him.
In the Sundowns camp you can watch the players sprint and their official Twitter is asking you to guess who's the fastest.
We also add a training video of Banyana Banyana who are preparing for international matches against Sweden and the Netherlands. They're preparing for the ladies World Cup with a camp at Ajax Cape Town's facilities.
The @FIFAWWC preparations have started for @Banyana_Banyana. The team is training in @CityofCT at Ikamva, the home of @ajaxcapetown @SAFA_net #DareToShine pic.twitter.com/gsER34ITqB — Banyana_Banyana (@Banyana_Banyana) January 10, 2019
MAHACHI - THE COMEBACK KID
“I'll be emotional because I’ll be going back home to a place where I grew up. Everybody in Bulawayo supports Orlando Pirates..." @FCPlatinum vs @orlandopirates
🖤☠❤⭐#OnceAlways#TseNtsho pic.twitter.com/0DAkVS9ZeT — Thandi Merafe (@thandi_399) January 11, 2019