Newly promoted Stellenbosch FC have made their first signings ahead of the 2019/2020 Absa Premiership season, bringing in two players from Ubuntu Cape Town.

Steve Barker’s side have signed Waseem Isaacs, who scored 13 goals in the National First Division last season, as well as young full back Zimo Brenner, from Ubuntu, who were relegated. Barker is pleased to have Isaacs on board.

With Stellenbosch having to field a reserve league team this season, Barker says recruiting young players like Brenner, who will also compete for a first team spot, is key. He is set to retain the majority of his squad from last season, and will not be making wholesale changes.

Barker says Stellenbosch will return to training on Tuesday and have about six weeks of pre-season training, and they will also be assessing potential signings.

The former Tuks and AmaZulu coach is personally looking forward to challenge himself again at the highest level. – Report by Rob Delport