Absa Premiership

Provisional PSL fixtures released

2016-07-25 13:59
PSL logo (File)

Cape Town - With the 2016/17 Absa Premiership about to get underway in a matter of weeks, a provisional set of fixtures suggests that both Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs face a potentially tricky start in the opening weeks of the new season.

Both clubs are in the process of rebuilding after failing to win silverware in 2015/16. Bucs' failure to win a trophy despite a good run in the domestic and continental cup competitions saw Eric Tinkler depart for the newly established Cape Town City. His replacement, Muhsin Ertugral, has been tasked with bringing the glory days back to the Happy People.

Chiefs also largely endured a season to forget despite reaching two cup finals under Steve Komphela. The failure to win either contest or challenge for the league title heaped pressure on Komphela, who has since helped oversee a major squad overhaul.

Chiefs are provisionally scheduled to face Wits away in their opening match on August 23 - the 2015/16 Absa Premiership runners-up are a real force at home under Gavin Hunt and certainly won't lack for motivation.

Meanwhile, Pirates have a seemingly easier contest against Golden Arrows at home on August 24. That said, three days later they face the Clever Boys in the MTN8 before a testing PSL away fixture against Ajax Cape Town on September 9.

The PSL are expected to officially announce dates and times for the full calendar of fixtures for the entire league in the near future.

Read more on:    psl  |  soccer


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk
Breaking News

Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.