The Coca Cola Cup may still be underway, but already fans can start looking forward to this season's exciting Absa Cup action.
The Absa Cup is similar to England's famous FA Cup, which gives teams from the lower ranks a chance to compete with the top professional clubs, helping to achieve some player's dreams of either being signed up by a PSL club, or at least playing against some of the stars they may have idolised.
While Silver Stars were still playing in the Inland First Division, they achieved 'the impossible' by beating Orlando Pirates and have since gone on to establish themselves as a more than capable team in the Castle Premiership.
Moroka Swallows are the current champions after they beat Manning Rangers in last season's final.
This season's preliminaries kick off in January and are as follows:
Wednesday, December 15
Durban Stars v Mabopane Y. Masters 15H00
King Zwelithini Stadium
Winners Park v Vasco Da Gama 15H00
Friday, January 14
Avendale Athletico v Maritzburg United 20H00
Saturday, January 15
Uthukela v North West Tigers 15H00
Princess Magogo Stadium
Free State Stars v Durban Stars/Mabopane Y.Masters
Charles Mopeli Stadium
Sunday, January 16
Pietersburg Pillars v University of Pretoria 15H00
Hellenic v Zulu Royals 15H00
Louisvale Pirates v Classic 15H00
Danie Kuys Stadium
Dangerous Darkies v BFN Young Tigers 15H00
Winners Park or Vasco Da Gama v FC Fortune 15H00
Seshego Park or Parow Park Stadium