Cape Town - Highlands Park manager Alan Freese says the club wants to become an established force in the Absa Premiership over the next few seasons.
The newly promoted side are historical one of the most successful South African clubs, having dominated the NFL during the 1960s and 1970s - winning eight league titles.
Bankrolled by co-owner and local businessman Larry Brookstone the club was revived and went through the amateur leagues from 2003 to the top flight of South African football.
With the headline signings of last season's top scorer Collins Mbesuma and former Bafana Bafana midfielder Thanduyise Khuboni there's a real sense of excitement and ambition surrounding the Lions of the North.
"We are not even thinking of relegation," he told IOL. "We will try to finish as high as we can in our first season in the PSL - the main aim is to first stabilise the side, especially after bringing in a number of new players.
"I think I've got some good new players, they were all signed with a view to strengthen the departments we felt we were lacking.
"Now the priority is to get the squad to gel and get to know each other, so that the players are ready to go when the PSL kicks off."