Absa Premiership

Absa Premiership returns: Top fixtures lined up for this weekend

2018-08-03 10:25
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Cape Town - In just under 48 hours, top flight domestic football will return when the 2018/19 Absa Premiership kicks-off.

The opening act of the season will see defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns host Kaizer Chiefs for the much-anticipated fixture at Loftus Stadium on Saturday (15:00).

Newly-promoted side Black Leopards and Polokwane City will battle in the Limpopo derby at Peter Mokaba Stadium while the 2016/17 Absa Premiership champions Wits will be hosting Free State Stars at Bidvest Stadium.

Bafana Bafana legend Benni McCarthy’s Cape Town City are against SuperSport United at Cape Town Stadium.

Last season’s runners-up, Orlando Pirates – who put a spirited fight for the title during the 2017/18 season – against newly promoted Highlands Park at Orlando Stadium.

Meanwhile, Amazulu will be hosting Baroka at King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban.

On Sunday, Chippa United will travel to the Free State to play Bloemfontein Celtic at Dr Molemela Stadium (15:00).

Maritzburg United – a side that won hearts last season with gutsy performances – will be up against Lamontville Golden Arrows at Harry Gwala Stadium.

FIXTURES:

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4

Mamelodi Sundowns v Kaizer Chiefs - 15:00

Wits v Free State Stars - 18:00

Cape Town City v SuperSport United - 18:00

Black Leopards v Polokwane City - 18:00

AmaZulu v Baroka - 20:15

Orlando Pirates v Highlands Park - 20:15

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5

Bloemfontein Celtic v Chippa United - 15:00

Maritzburg United v Golden Arrows – 15:00

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Fixtures
Sunday, 19 January 2020
SuperSport United v Mamelodi Sundowns, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:30
Bloemfontein Celtic v Chippa United, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Polokwane City v Golden Arrows, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Friday, 24 January 2020
Cape Town City v Black Leopards, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
SuperSport United v Chippa United, Lucas Moripe Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 25 January 2020
Stellenbosch v Polokwane City, Cape Town Stadium 15:30
Golden Arrows v Kaizer Chiefs, Moses Mabhida Stadium 15:30
Orlando Pirates v AmaZulu, Orlando Stadium 18:00
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