There's also good news for the league, after Absa renewed their relationship with the PSL for a further five years.
Chairman Dr Irvin Khoza announced the league sponsors deal recently. The relationship is now on its 10th year, and will run until the 2021/22 Absa Premiership season.
Dr Khoza and Absa Executives met on Monday to cement the new sponsorship agreement which will see Absa retaining naming rights of the Absa Premiership.
PSL Chairman Dr Khoza said: “The last 10 years of this partnership have demonstrated that for a relationship to enjoy longevity, both sides must have common goals that glue them together. As we renew for a further five years, we would like to thank Absa for their trust and confidence in the PSL as the best vehicle for their message to millions of people.
“As we continue with the sponsorship, we do know that for this partnership to remain impactful, it cannot be business as usual; we have to continuously innovate to remain relevant. We are therefore excited about some of the innovations coming up in the 2017/18 season including the ‘Absa Premiership Rivalry weekends.”
Group Executive of Marketing and Corporate Affairs at Absa, Bobby Malabie said: “Our long-standing partnership with the Premier Soccer League has been a fruitful one. Our association with local soccer and sponsorship of the biggest soccer league on the African continent, will see us continue to deliver thoroughly entertaining soccer to South African fans.
“We look forward to partnering and strengthening relationships with our clients in the new season and also providing tangible benefits to them and our customers such as the Absa Red Ticket Zone access on match day, which will see us rewarding them for their loyalty with unique and unforgettable experiences through the beautiful game”.
Now, with all all the social media Tweets below, you can also enjoy videos from various press conferences and training preparation for the first game.
Ajax Cape Town (@ajaxcapetown) August 17, 2017
Cape Town City FC (@CapeTownCityFC) August 17, 2017
The Skipper talks about the quality in the Brazilian squad ahead of this weekends PSL kick off & Tshwane Derby. pic.twitter.com/gtfCohSEu9— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) August 16, 2017
Celtic (@Bloem_Celtic) August 15, 2017
| “I think it is important for us not to lose our momentum now, because previously we’ve started very slow... pic.twitter.com/vYeK0DGd1R— Ajax Cape Town (@ajaxcapetown) August 17, 2017
Bidvest Wits (@BidvestWits) August 16, 2017
It's time to get behind your boys Masandawana! Let's make sure LMS is covered in yellow this weekend!— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Masandawana) August 16, 2017
19|08|2017 - Kick Off: 15H00 pic.twitter.com/fneByjJTlL
Orlando Pirates FC (@Orlando_Pirates) August 17, 2017
Nyatama: "Pirates is a big team and I made the move because I wanted to surround myself with quality players". pic.twitter.com/oQX5UoYIgF— thandi merafe (@thandi_399) August 17, 2017
Micho: "Like I said I'm happy with the size of the squad, I'd rather have 11 lions than 50 sheep" pic.twitter.com/uzOE4Vlm6V— thandi merafe (@thandi_399) August 17, 2017
Mabokgwane: "On goals conceded, we have to work as a team to ensure that we don't allow ourselves to be in that position again". pic.twitter.com/t4H9UHMNSw— thandi merafe (@thandi_399) August 17, 2017