πŸ† SA's PSL returns: MTN8 fixtures
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πŸ† SA's PSL returns: MTN8 fixtures

The South African game, recognised as the best league in Africa, is back for a new season this weekend after Mamelodi Sundowns won a record fourth-straight title last term.

As the unique tradition goes, the new season will start with the MTN8 Cup. The tournament is played by the previous season's top eight teams in the league's 16-club DStv Premiership.

With eight clubs, the event, affectionately known as "Wafa Wafa," starts at a quarter-final stage that includes two home and away legs in the semi-finals. It is also noted for being the easiest trophy to win as you need just three matches to find yourselves in the final and so early on in the season.

Additionally, the cup's fixture draw is based on each club's league positions in top eight: the champions will face last season's number 8, the runners-up will battle the side that finished seventh, and so on.

Last season's surprise success Golden Arrows, who clinched the club's best-ever finish at fourth spot, will start the tournament at home to SuperSport United on Saturday afternoon in Durban.

The same evening will see the original Soweto Derby between the cup's defending champions Orlando Pirates and Moroka Swallows at Kwes' Ka Maminzela Isgodi at 6 pm.

Sunday will close off the weekend with two more battles. The league champions will welcome Stuart Baxter's new Kaizer Chiefs in Pretoria at 3 pm, while Benni McCarthy's AmaZulu will host his former club Cape Town City at 6 pm eThekwini.

Full fixtures in short:

Saturday

  • Arrows vs SuperSport at 3 pm
  • Pirates vs Swallows at 6 pm

Sunday

  • Sundowns vs Chiefs at 3 pm
  • AmaZulu vs CT City at 6 pm.

Meanwhile, the league season will begin the following week, where Sundowns will go first against AmaZulu on Friday night 20 August.

  • Kaizer Chiefs - Next Match
  • 2, Nov - 6:30pm
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