Cape Town - Cape Town City have been linked with a partnership to City Football Group - the holding company established to oversee the creation of a network of clubs under the backing of the wealthy owners of Manchester City.
The Citizens owners notably have controlling stakes with Melbourne City in Australia's A-League and New York City in America's Major Soccer League.
In addition, the wealthy United Arab Emirates-based group have partnerships with sides and academies in Japan, Spain, Ghana, Ireland, Holland and Portugal.
Now it appears a partnership between Cape Town City and the group which bankrolls Man City could be a realistic possibility in the near future.
The Mother City-based outfit have enjoyed a successful start to their first season in the Premiership, since buying Mpumalanga Black Aces' Premiership status ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.
City boss John Comitis confirmed reports of links between his team and City Football Group.
"The fact that we were seen as heading in that direction, there's no doubt that it will give us a strong technical partnership," Comitis said as quoted by Soccer Laduma.
"We as South African clubs need to look at those opportunities.
"It's only going to raise the level of the game in the country. It's definitely going to be something that we must investigate, something that we can pick up."