PSL: fixtures set

2011-07-16 00:00

THE 2011-2012 Absa Premiership fixtures as well as the dates for the various cup competitions and the National First Division fixtures were released yesterday.

The eagerly awaited 2011-2012 season will kick off with the MTN8 quarter-final matches on the weekend of August 5-7.

A week later the Absa Premiership opener sees champions Orlando Pirates travelling to Polokwane to take on Black Leopards on Friday evening (August 12).

“We’ve done our best to accommodate requests from the clubs while adhering to the outcome of the public fixture draw,” said PSL general manager: football, Derek Blanckensee.

“We’ve had to take into account various factors in drawing up the fixtures including Fifa dates as well as requests from Safa for extra preparation time ahead of some of Bafana Bafana’s Africa Cup of Nations [Afcon] qualifying matches. The first half of the season will conclude on December 21 to allow Bafana Bafana extra preparation time ahead of next year’s Afcon tournament.

“While the league will try its best to keep changes to the fixture schedule to a minimum, we have yet to receive confirmed dates for the two CAF club competitions and this will force us to change some fixtures during the course of the season,” Blanckensee said.

The 2011-2012 season will also see matches being featured on Tuesday evenings.

OTHER KEY DATES INCLUDE:

September 10, 2011: MTN8 Final

December 10, 2011: Telkom Knockout Final

February 15, 2012: Resumption of premiership

May 19, 2012: Final round of premiership

May 26, 2012: Nedbank Cup Final

The National First Division fixture list now consists of thirty matches for each team in a single Division of sixteen teams.

MARITZBURG UNITED

OPENING FIXTURES

August 13: Maritzburg United vs Bidvest Wits, Harry Gwala Stadium 3 pm

August 17: Ajax Cape Town vs Maritzburg United, Cape Town Stadium 7.30 pm

August 24: Maritzburg United vs Orlando Pirates, Harry Gwala Stadium/Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 8 pm

September 14: Bloemfontein Celtic vs Maritzburg United, Seisa Ramabodu Stadium 7.30 pm

September 18: Maritzburg United vs Golden Arrows, Harry Gwala Stadium 3 pm.

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