Highlands first out the blocks

Highlands Park have shown their intentions early on as they became the first club to resume training ahead of the upcoming 2019/20 season.

Seven weeks to go until the Absa Premiership gets back underway, as confirmed on Wednesday by the PSL, Highlands have begun to rev their engines.

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Owen Da Gama has recalled his charges to begin preparations after just four weeks' break, and is looking to get a head start in as far as their readiness for battle is concerned.

The club posted a video of their players undergoing a spinning session this morning, but this was confirmed to have been footage from last season, though they have been summoned back at training today.

Orlando Pirates are set to return this weekend for medicals, while Kaizer Chiefs are expected back some time next week. 

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The Lions of the North have also provided an update of their earlier proposed move away from Makhulong Stadium, but it has been confirmed that the municipality is set to step in and hand the club the desired assistance.

'Highlands Park FC Director Mr Mnisi had a fruitful meeting with the Mayor's delegation, led by MMC For Sports Cllr Dorah Mlambo and HOD Mr Vincent Campbell at Makhulong Stadium,' read a statement from the club.

"I am grateful to the Mayor for his prompt intervention to the matter! We will continue with such engagements but above all, Tembisans and entire Ekurhuleni soccer lovers can now rest assured that we will be playing all our matches here next season. We had fruitful discussion," added Mnisi.

"We will release comprehensive report in the next few days. Taking into consideration that the Mayor's delegation will have to submit its report first."

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