It was the week that all South African football fans were waiting for, the return of the Absa Premiership.
There was plenty of action too and plenty said before and after too.
PSL.co.za looks back at what those involved in the action have been saying.
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane
“I liked the last 10 minutes, pound-for-pound like a boxing ring with heavyweights going at it. It was beautiful. It didn’t work out but it was a good game between two good teams.”
Kaizer Chiefs boss Steve Komphela
“Both teams had opportunities to steal it. It was the first match of the year and if you look at it, we take the point. We now have seven draws, that’s too many.”
Orlando Pirates mentor Eric Tinkler
“I never said I was going to discuss my future at the club. I did say that I was going to have a meeting with the chairman, but that was not based on my future at the club. I am not a quitter, I have said that in the press before. There is no chance of me resigning.”
New Maritzburg United coach Ernst Middendorp
“I am deeply disappointed by this result. Only one team deserved to win and that was Maritzburg. But we messed it up ourselves.”
SuperSport United boss Gordon Igesund
“We were a little rusty…rusty after the break, as it is for all teams. I am just glad the game is over now and we can get the momentum going again.”
Platinum Stars coach Cavin Johnson
“My players were fast asleep when we conceded the goal, then we came out and scored a quick one from a set-piece. You know we always like to play in the rain because we believe when it’s raining, the crocodiles come out.”
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“The boy has talent and only through playing matches he can grow. However, it’s important for him to keep his feet on the ground, as they say: ‘Humility breads success’.”
New Bidvest Wits defender Bongani Khumalo
“You know it will always be there – the beautiful game is a game of opinions. Not everyone will like you and some criticism is justified and it helps to keep you on your toes. At the end of the day it is something I do not focus on and I focus on improving myself.”