PSL : The PSL 2016/17 Season Kickoff day
The ABSA Premiership League kicks off today for the 2016/2017 season.
Last year’s runner-up Bidvest Wits will play the first match of the season when they tackle Kaizer Chiefs in PSL clash at Bidvest stadium, kickoff 19:30.
Eastern Cape outfit Chippa United will play Free State Stars in Eastern Cape at the Nelson Stadium at 19:30.
New comers, Baroka FC take on Ajax Cape Town in their first league match in the PSL at Old Peter Mokaba stadium at 19:30.
Another Limpopo Outfits Polokwane City will visit the former Mpumalanga Black Aces now called Cape Town City the game kicks off at 19:30
The games are expected to produce fireworks as all teams are gunning to start collecting points early in the season.
Having new signings, all the clubs will be banking on season campaigners to produce results.
Gavin Hunt of Wits will try out his new players against Steve Khompela’s new players who were active during the pre-season winning the Carling Black Label Cup against their rivals Orlando Pirates.
Players to watch : Mogakoludi Ngele from Wits and George Lebese of Kaizer Chiefs.
Dan Malesela of Chippa will have a chance to assess his new signings as well against a side with a new coach and new players in Free State Stars.
Its still unclear if Menzi Masuku has joined Chippa United as the was a standoff between him and the club. The player had indicated he doesn’t want to join Chippa United even thou Orlando Pirates sold him to them
Players to watch : Menzi Masuku of Chippa and Danny Venter of Free State Stars.
Coach Thobejane of Baroka FC, who won straight promotion to the ABSA Premiership will take on the youthful Urban Warriors side of Roger De Sa. This will be a game to watch after Baroka surprised Kaizer Chiefs by winning the pre-season tournament in a penalty shootout.
Players to watch : Tshepo Matete of Baroka and Prince Nxumalo of Ajax Cape Town.