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Chiefs take on Wits in PSL opener

2016-08-01 11:44
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Cape Town - The Premier Soccer League has announced that the 2016/17 Absa Premiership season will kick-off in three weeks’ time on a Tuesday night, 23 August 2016.

14 of the 16 Absa Premiership clubs will be in action on Tuesday and Wednesday night as domestic top flight football returns. This is due to the fact that defending champions, Mamelodi Sundowns will be on CAF Champions League duty.

All fixtures on the opening night (Tuesday) and Wednesday will kick-off at 19h30. Tuesday will see four fixtures played while Wednesday night will have three matches.

Day one of the 2016/17 season will see last season’s Absa Premiership runners-up, Bidvest Wits host Kaizer Chiefs at the Bidvest Stadium. On the same night, newly promoted outfit, Baroka FC will be at home to Ajax Cape Town at the (new) Peter Mokaba. Cape Town City FC will make their debut at their new home when they host Polokwane City at the Cape Town Stadium.

Chippa United, who enjoyed a strong finish in the Absa Premiership last season, will be at home against Free State Stars at the Nelson Mandela Stadium.

On Wednesday, Maritzburg United, who narrowly escaped relegation on that last dramatic day of the Absa Premiership, will travel to the Free State to play Bloemfontein Celtic at the Dr Molemela Stadium. Platinum Stars will be at home to SuperSport United at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium. Orlando Pirates will host Lamontville Golden Arrows at the Orlando Stadium.

The League has also confirmed that the last block fixture of the Absa Premiership will be played on Saturday, May 27.

Tuesday, August 23 (19:30 kick-off):

Wits vs Chiefs (Bidvest Stadium)

CT City vs Polokwane (Cape Town Stadium)

Baroka FC vs Ajax (Peter Mokaba Stadium)

Chippa vs FS Stars (Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium)

Wednesday, August 24 (19:30 kick-off):

Pirates vs Arrows (Orlando Stadium)

Plat Stars vs SuperSport (Royal Bafokeng Stadium)

Bloem Celtic vs Maritzburg (Dr Molemela Stadium)

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Saturday, 21 October 2017
Kaizer Chiefs v Orlando Pirates, FNB Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Polokwane City, Princess Magogo Stadium 15:30
Ajax Cape Town v Bloemfontein Celtic, Athlone Stadium 20:15
Free State Stars v Platinum Stars, Goble Park 20:15
Maritzburg United v SuperSport United, Harry Gwala Stadium 20:15
Mamelodi Sundowns v AmaZulu FC, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:15
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Baroka FC v Wits, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Cape Town City FC, Sisa Dukashe Stadium 15:30
Tuesday, 31 October 2017
Bloemfontein Celtic v Maritzburg United, Dr Molemela Stadium 19:30
SuperSport United v Golden Arrows, Mbombela Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v Kaizer Chiefs, Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
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