The Vodacom season kicks off today, Saturday 8th October, with Santos's sister club Mitchells Plain United FC set to open their campaign with a home fixture against Old Mutual Academy. Kick off is at 15h00 at the Santos Academy.
The MPUFC team has a clean bill of health with no injury concerns for their first tie. They will be hoping for a good start to their campaign, having ended third last year behind Chippa FC and Milano. The one big advantage that they have over last year's MPU squad is that they have managed to retain the majority of the squad over the winter.
While three players of last year's campaign has since progressed to the Santos PSL ranks, they have managed to compensate for these with the loan signings of Tasleem Paulse and captain Orlin Powell from The People's Team.
They ended last season with 13 victories out of their last 16 games and they will be hoping to continue with that momentum into the new season. A victory at home against Old Mutual will be just the tonic to get this year's campaign started on the right note.