PSL

Maritzburg face title defenders

2014-06-05 12:55
Mamelodi Sundowns 2013/14 PSL champions
Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns begin their Premiership title defence at home to Maritzburg United, according to the Premier Soccer League draw which took place in Johannesburg on Thursday.

The opening round of the 2014/15 season would be played on August 8, 9 and 10, but the specific dates of the respective matches were still to be determined.

Sundowns had a proud record in the Premiership, winning three years in succession, from 1998 to 2000. They then won twice in a row in 2006 and 2007, and waited seven years for their next Premiership trophy.

Sundowns may have history on their side, having won the most league titles, but they would need to keep in mind that their nearest rivals, Kaizer Chiefs, had a disappointing finish to their season and were a mere two points behind.

Chiefs would commence their campaign with an away game against Free State Stars.

The opening weekend included a Soweto derby between four-time winners Orlando Pirates and Moroka Swallows.

Opening fixtures: Sundowns v Maritzburg United


Free State Stars v Kaizer Chiefs

Orlando Pirates v Moroka Swallows
AmaZulu v Ajax Cape Town
Polokwane City v Tuks
Wits v SuperSport United
Chippa United v Platinum Stars
Black Aces v Bloemfontein Celtic






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Friday, 18 August 2017
Wits v Cape Town City FC, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 19 August 2017
AmaZulu FC v Free State Stars, King Zwelithini Stadium 15:00
SuperSport United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:00
Polokwane City v Baroka FC, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Orlando Pirates v Chippa United, Orlando Stadium 18:00
Ajax Cape Town v Golden Arrows, Cape Town Stadium 20:15
Sunday, 20 August 2017
Bloemfontein Celtic v Kaizer Chiefs, Free State Stadium 15:00
Platinum Stars v Maritzburg United, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 15:00
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