Orlando Pirates have terminated the contracts of eight first-team players including midfielder Xola Mlambo and Zambia striker Augustine Mulenga.
After finishing in third place in the 2019/20 Absa Premiership campaign The Buccaneers, who have welcomed a host of new faces, have begun the streamlining process of their squad.
Scroll through the gallery above to see the eight players Pirates have released
Mulenga, Mlambo and veteran defender Alfred Ndegane are the most high-profile of the exit list as Josef Zinnbauer looks to build a squad to challenge for the inaugural DStv Premiership campaign.
"Orlando Pirates Football Club can confirm that it has met with the following players and their respective representatives and both parties have agreed to mutually terminate," read the statement.
"The club would like to thank all the players for their service and wish them the best in their future endeavours."
Mulenga and Mlambo, who was a clear fan favourite early in his Buccaneers spell, join Tercious Malepe, Diamond Thopola, Alfred Ndengane, Meshack Maphangule, Brian Hlongwa and Thembela Sikhakhane out the exit door.