Bidvest Wits host Kaizer Chiefs in opening 2016/17 PSL fixture


The PSL’s official website indicates that three other match-ups will be taking place on the Tuesday, as Cape Town City FC play their first-ever encounter at home against Polokwane City, while National First Division winners Baroka FC host Ajax Cape Town.

Chippa United host Free State Stars in the fourth game of the evening, with all kick-off times scheduled for 19:30.

On Wednesday, 24 August, Orlando Pirates play host to Kwa-Zulu Natal outfit Golden Arrows, while Platinum Stars and SuperSport United do battle at Royal Bafokeng Stadium.

Bloemfontein Celtic will start their 2016/17 campaign at home to last season’s PSL survivors Maritzburg United.

Defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns will not be in PSL action due to CAF commitments as they are set to face Enyimba on the 23rd, meaning newcomers Highlands Park receive a bye for the first round of domestic league action.

Park will incidentally mark their top-flight return against fellow promoted side Baroka FC on Tuesday, 13 September at Makhulong Stadium.

Downs, meanwhile, will open their title defence against Maritzburg at the Harry Gwala Stadium on 14 September.