Mamelodi Sundowns will try to redeem themselves when they face Maritzburg United in the league match in Atteridgeville on Saturday.
The Brazilians were knocked out of the MTN8 3-1 on aggregate by SuperSport United on Wednesday night.
There are reports that on-loan striker Jeremy Brockie might not play due to contractual issues against his parent club, but Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is not sure.
Sundowns lost 2-0 in the semi-final second leg encounter, after drawing 1-1 in the first leg match two weeks ago.
The Brazilians have not won the MTN8 since its inception in 2008. The trophy is also the only silverware that has eluded Mosimane since he arrived at the club more than five years ago. He says maybe they need a strong sangoma.
The Brazilians scored five goals against Cote dÓr 5-0 from Seychelles last weekend, but struggled to score a single goal against SuperSport on Wednesday night. Mosimane was puzzled why they could not score.
Sundowns struggled to win the MTN8 in the previous seasons due to the fact that they were also competing in the Caf Champions League crucial stages.
But the champs league is now aligned with the local league which gave Sundowns enough time to rest.
Mosimane says he will not make excuses. He says he is not despondent they failed to win the MTN8 since there are other big trophies still to play for.
The team still has an opportunity to win the Telkom Cup, Nedbank Cup and the Champions League.
– Report by Vincent Sitsula