Johannesburg - The Premier Soccer League (PSL) have announced the fixtures for
the 2012/13 season, with Orlando Pirates kick-starting their title
defence at home to Golden Arrows.
The first game of the new Premiership campaign will take place on
Friday, August 10, with the Buccaneers playing host to Abafana
Bes'thende at Orlando Stadium.
The Sea Robbers retained their league crown on the final day of
last term when they defeated Muhsin Ertugral's side at the Moses Mabhida
Ajax Cape Town will entertain last season's third-placed
finishers SuperSport United at the Cape Town Stadium in the night's
other opening league clash.
South African top-flight newcomers Chippa United travel to the
Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday, August 11, for the baptism of fire
against Mamelodi Sundowns.
Second-placed finishers Moroka Swallows face Platinum Stars at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Sunday, August 12.
"I know that football fans have been waiting with bated breath
for the fixtures to be announced," PSL general manager of football Derek
Blanckensee said in an official statement.
"Our approach has been to take a bit more time to ensure that the
fixtures are as accurate as possible so that we have fewer changes
during the season.
"We now look forward to what will be an exciting 2012/13 season.
Hopefully we will repeat the excitement of the last two seasons where
the competition has gone right down to the wire."
Full round of opening weekend fixtures:
Friday, 10 August 2012
Ajax Cape Town v SuperSport United, Cape Town Stadium (20:00)
Orlando Pirates v Golden Arrows, Orlando Stadium (20:00)
Saturday, 11 August 2012
Black Leopards v Bloemfontein Celtic, Peter Mokaba Stadium (15:00)
Free State Stars v Bidvest Wits, Goble Park Stadium (15:00)
AmaZulu v Kaizer Chiefs, Moses Mabhida Stadium (18:00)
Mamelodi Sundowns v Chippa United, Lucas Moripe Stadium (20:15)
Sunday, 12 August 2012
Platinum Stars v Moroka Swallows, Royal Bafokeng Stadium (15:00)
University of Pretoria v Maritzburg United, TUKS Stadium (15:00)