Cape Town - The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has released the fixtures for the 2017/18 Absa Premiership season which starts on Friday, August 18.
The opening clash will see PSL heavyweights and league defending champions, Bidvest Wits, welcome Cape Town City to Bidvest Stadium for a Friday evening clash.
On Saturday, SuperSport United take on Tshwane rivals Mamelodi Sundowns at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Eric Tinkler's first league match in charge of Matsatsantsa.
After buying out Thanda Royal Zulu's PSL rights, AmaZulu return to top flight football in a home match against Free State Stars while Chippa United travel to Soweto for a mouth-watering clash against Orlando Pirates.
Steve Komphela will hope his Kaizer Chiefs charges can get maximum points when they travel to the Free State Stadium to take on Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday, August 20.
Opening round of fixtures:
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18
Wits v Cape Town City - 20:00
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
Polokwane City v Baroka - 15:00
SuperSport United v Mamelodi Sundowns - 15:00
AmaZulu v Free State Stars 15:00
Orlando Pirates v Chippa United 18:00
Ajax Cape Town v Golden Arrows - 20:15
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20
Platinum Stars v Maritzburg United - 15:00
Bloemfontein Celtic v Kaizer Chiefs - 15:00