Cape Town - The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has confirmed that dates, times and venues for the first round of the Telkom Knockout with Maritzburg United and Bidvest Wits set to kick-off the tournament on Friday, 18 October at the Harry Gwala Stadium.
There will be four matches played on Saturday, 19 October with Cape Town City set to host Kaizer Chiefs at the Cape Town Stadium and Golden Arrows and Polokwane City locking horns at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium with both fixtures set for 15:00
Later that same evening, at 18:00, Orlando Pirates will play host to Stellenbosch FC at the Orlando Stadium.
Defending champions Baroka FC will start the defence of the trophy when they travel to SuperSport United, with the kick-off set for 20:15 at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.
Sunday, 20 October will see two matches kicking off at 15:00 with Mamelodi Sundowns playing AmaZulu at the Lucas Moripe Stadium and Highlands Park hosting Black Leopards at the Makhulong Stadium.
The final game of the first round will take place on Tuesday, 22 October at the Sisa Madukashe Stadium when Chippa United take on Bloemfontein Celtic.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18
Maritzburg United v Bidvest Wits - 20:00 (Harry Gwala Stadium)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19
Cape Town City v Kaizer Chiefs - 15:00 (Cape Town Stadium)
Golden Arrows v Polokwane City - 15:00 (Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium)
Orlando Pirates v Stellenbosch FC – 18:00 (Orlando Stadium)
SuperSport United v Baroka FC – 20:15 (Lucas Moripe Stadium)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20
Mamelodi Sundowns v Amazulu – 15:00 (Lucas Moripe Stadium)
Highlands Park v Black Leopards – 15:00 (Makhulong Stadium)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22
Chippa United v Bloemfontein Celtic - 19:30 (Sisa Madukashe Stadium)