PSL : Absa Premiership 2017/18 fixtures release

PSL : Absa Premiership 2017/18 fixtures release

The Premier Soccer League has released the Absa Premiership fixtures for the 2017/18 season.

The 2017/18 kicks off with interesting encounters plus two derbies on the first week

The league kick off on a Friday

PSL Champions Bidvest Wits will start their defence against title rivals Cape Town City at Bidvest Stadium on Friday, August 18.

Cape Town City have done well last season and it will be Benni McCarthy’s first leg game, it will be interesting to see if City can pick up where they left off

On Saturday we have two derbies on offer, Polokwane and Tshwane derby

SuperSport United host Tshwane rivals Mamelodi Sundowns, while Polokwane City welcome Baroka,

Orlando Pirates who had a terrible 2016/17 Season will be hoping for a better start under the new coach Micho, when they entertain Chippa United later that evening.

AmaZulu face Free State Stars on their return to the topflight in Durban, with Ajax Cape Town up against Golden Arrows in the Mother City.

Kaizer Chiefs will begin their campaign with a trip to Bloemfontein Celtic on August 20 on the same day that Platinum Stars tackle visiting Maritzburg United.

Bloemfontein Celtics are under a new coach and have signed very good and trusted players, it remains to be seen if they will gel in time to pick up their first three points at home

Platinum Stars have resigned a couple of their old players in a view of being more competitive and as well hire a new coach together with former Baroka FC Coach now their assistant coach.

Amakhosi will host the first Soweto Derby with Pirates on October 28, with the return duel on March 13.

Opening round of fixtures:

August 18

Wits vs CT City at Bidvest Stadium (20h00)

August 19

Polokwane vs Baroka at Peter Mokaba Stadium (15h00)

SuperSport United vs Mamelodi Sundowns at Lucas Moripe Stadium (15h00)

AmaZulu vs Free State Stars at King Zwelithini Stadium (15h00)

Orlando Pirates vs Chippa United at Orlando Stadium (18h00)

Ajax Cape Town vs Golden Arrows at Cape Town Stadium (20h15)

August 20

Platinum Stars vs Maritzburg United at Royal Bafokeng Stadium (15h00)

Bloemfontein Celtic vs Kaizer Chiefs at Free State Stadium (15h00)

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