Fixtures out for 2016/17 Absa PremiershipTINTSWALO BALOYI
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa’s Absa Premiership, the most lucrative football league in the continent, will resume on August 23.
The Premier Soccer League (PSL) confirmed the 2016/17 fixtures on Monday. The League has also confirmed that the last block fixture of the Absa Premiership will be played on May 27, 2017.
In an unprecedented development the league will kickoff midweek, with 14 of the 16 clubs in action.
This is due to the fact that defending champions, Mamelodi Sundowns will be on Confederation of African Football Champions League duty.
All fixtures on the opening night (Tuesday) and Wednesday will kick-off at 19h30.
Day one of the 2016/17 season will see last season’s Absa Premiership runners-up, Bidvest Wits host Kaizer Chiefs at the Bidvest Stadium. On the same night, newly promoted outfit, Baroka FC will be at home to Ajax Cape Town at the (new) Peter Mokaba. Cape Town City FC will make their debut at their new home when they host Polokwane City at the Cape Town Stadium.
Chippa United, who enjoyed a strong finish in the Absa Premiership last season, will be at home against Free State Stars at the Nelson Mandela Stadium.
On Wednesday, Maritzburg United, who narrowly escaped relegation on that last dramatic day of the Absa Premiership, will travel to the Free State to play Bloemfontein Celtic at the Dr Molemela Stadium.
Platinum Stars will be at home to SuperSport United at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium. Orlando Pirates will host Lamontville Golden Arrows at the Orlando Stadium.
– CAJ News
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