Absa Premiership

Absa Premiership returns: Top fixtures lined up for this weekend

Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)
Pitso Mosimane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - In just under 48 hours, top flight domestic football will return when the 2018/19 Absa Premiership kicks-off.

The opening act of the season will see defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns host Kaizer Chiefs for the much-anticipated fixture at Loftus Stadium on Saturday (15:00).

Newly-promoted side Black Leopards and Polokwane City will battle in the Limpopo derby at Peter Mokaba Stadium while the 2016/17 Absa Premiership champions Wits will be hosting Free State Stars at Bidvest Stadium.

Bafana Bafana legend Benni McCarthy’s Cape Town City are against SuperSport United at Cape Town Stadium.

Last season’s runners-up, Orlando Pirates – who put a spirited fight for the title during the 2017/18 season – against newly promoted Highlands Park at Orlando Stadium.

Meanwhile, Amazulu will be hosting Baroka at King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban.

On Sunday, Chippa United will travel to the Free State to play Bloemfontein Celtic at Dr Molemela Stadium (15:00).

Maritzburg United – a side that won hearts last season with gutsy performances – will be up against Lamontville Golden Arrows at Harry Gwala Stadium.

FIXTURES:

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4

Mamelodi Sundowns v Kaizer Chiefs - 15:00

Wits v Free State Stars - 18:00

Cape Town City v SuperSport United - 18:00

Black Leopards v Polokwane City - 18:00

AmaZulu v Baroka - 20:15

Orlando Pirates v Highlands Park - 20:15

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5

Bloemfontein Celtic v Chippa United - 15:00

Maritzburg United v Golden Arrows – 15:00

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