- The Premier Soccer League has confirmed the opening matches of the upcoming 2018/19 season
- Mamelodi Sundowns will host Kaizer Chiefs at Loftus Versfeld in the first match of the season
- The new season starts on Saturday 4 August and continues on Sunday 5 August
The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has confirmed the opening matches of the upcoming 2018/19 ABSA Premier League. The very first match of the new season will be a repeat of the just-completed Shell Helix Ultra Cup match.
Mamelodi Sundowns will host fellow PSL giants Kaizer Chiefs at Loftus Versfeld in the first match of the season which takes place on Saturday 3 August. The match is scheduled to start at 15:00.
Despite uncertainty remaining about which and even how many teams will take part in the top flight this season, because of the ongoing Ajax Cape Town legal saga, the PSL has announced the opening eight matches to be played on Saturday 3 August and Sunday 4 August.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the other PSL giants Orlando Pirates should have a relatively easy opening match at home when they take on Highlands Park.
News24.com reported that Saturday will be a bumper day for soccer starved local football fans with six matches taking place.
Sunday will see two matches, both starting at 15:00.
Ajax Cape Town is heading to the South Gauteng High Court later on Tuesday and will be hoping to interdict the start of the new season as it continues to fight the PSL in the so-called Ndorogate saga.
Ajax Cape Town boss Ari Efstathiou said he would fight the PSL with everything he had and was prepared for a brutal and potentially protracted legal battle.
The PSL has not made any reference to whether Ajax would be scheduled to play in the new season.
The league also announced other key dates of the new season including the MTN8 and Telkom Knockout Cup quarter-final dates.
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