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Pirates’ New Season Fixtures, Soweto Derby Dates Confirmed

Orlando Pirates Fixtures For New Season Have Been Announced

By Soccer Laduma - Aug 04, 2017 01:33 PM

Orlando Pirates will begin their 2017/18 Absa Premiership season with a home match against Chippa United at Orlando Stadium.

Read: Micho’s First Signing For Bucs Imminent?

The fixtures for the new season have officially been released by the Premier Soccer League. In their first five matches, The Buccaneers will face both the two teams from Cape Town in Orlando.

The new league season has been scheduled to begin on 18 August with a match for champions Wits against Cape Town City and is set to end on 12 May. 

Bucs’ opening five matches of the season:  

Pirates v Chippa United (19 August, Orlando Stadium at 18h00)

Baroka v Pirates (22 August, Peter Mokaba Stadium at 19h30)

Pirates v Ajax Cape Town (12 September, Orlando Stadium at 19h30)

Maritzburg United v Pirates (15 September, Harry Gwala Stadium at 20h00)

Pirates v Cape Town City (19 September, FNB Stadium at 19h30)

Milutin Sredojevic’s side will end September with a big match against league champions Bidvest Wits The clash against Wits will be followed by back-to-back matches against Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns respectively.  

Important fixtures for Bucs:

Bidvest Wits v Pirates (23 September, Bidvest Stadium at 18h00)

Kaizer Chiefs v Pirates (28 October, FNB Stadium at 15h30)

Pirates v Mamelodi Sundowns (01 November, Orlando Stadium at 19h30)

The first league match for Pirates and SuperSport United has been set for December 05 at Orlando Stadium. The return leg of the Pirates and Sundowns match will be played on 13 January at Loftus Versfeld Stadium.

Bucs’ first trip to Cape Town will be on January 31 for their match against Ajax Cape Town at Cape Town Stadium.

Read: Bucs’ Captaincy For ‘Bara’ After Manyisa Exit?

The second Soweto Derby against Chiefs has been set for March 03 at FNB Stadium from 15h30. Pirates’ last league match of the season will be against Free State Stars on the afternoon of 12 May.   

Find all updates on the latest rumours and confirmed deals in our Transfer Centre! 


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sncomod Joined: 16 Feb 2014
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sncomod Aug 08, 2017 05:49 PM
ubala NJE lolu
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Bashin Mahlangu Aug 05, 2017 02:34 PM
ha feela Floyd le Screamer ba ka emella thoko we shall see a different Pirates team.
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DMV aka MM Aug 04, 2017 06:31 PM
Ayi SIYABANGENA this season Micho, awunyakazise imvubu lapho SIYABABHAXABULA strong Micho.
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Juju F Aug 04, 2017 04:26 PM
That's it our first game wl let us all know whether if Bucs wl be contenders or not,so let the games begin bt me I say it with open heart Pirates wl rule again for sure.
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MajaWilliam86 Aug 04, 2017 04:16 PM
But I bet with you all Juju Nation that this season Pirates will surprise a lot and I can assure gore lege bakase bolele gore Pirates e dira bothat but they will feel that pain when we whip them with the skinny sjambok.
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MajaWilliam86 Aug 04, 2017 04:14 PM
@ianwalepirateez Kikikikikikikikiki #Motetema le #Tafelkop must fall
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Bavaria Aug 04, 2017 03:47 PM
Better player Oupa Manyisa... Well done Mamelodi Sundowns
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Mahase79 Aug 04, 2017 03:35 PM
Mayb there will b a little bit fortune
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Football Guru Aug 04, 2017 03:31 PM
thol'ukuthi heyy...Pirates is not the same.
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Spires Aug 04, 2017 02:55 PM
new team new coach new technical stuff new season change is great looking forward to it #UpTheBucs
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museth"pirates"silver Aug 04, 2017 02:53 PM
Every match is final Not Derby only
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ianwalepirateez Aug 04, 2017 02:43 PM
@Boikano wena waphapha ga se tafelkop or motetema in er leave our juju alone
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Boikano Aug 04, 2017 02:38 PM
Rat's second leg against AFRICAN CHAMPS is at KWA- BULAWAYO slaughter house Loftus Arena OKAY that's good
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bucshooligan 1 Aug 04, 2017 02:25 PM
Who cares about the Derby, cause it's no longer special
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Down_And_Out Aug 04, 2017 02:00 PM
Simple 1st 5 games, lets see hore mabhakaneya ba tlo jewa or not
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Mahurubetsi Aug 04, 2017 01:59 PM
Y FNB againts Cape Town City
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Mtebha Aug 04, 2017 01:56 PM
i have a feeling that this season will do great,UP THE BUCS
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CTM7 Aug 04, 2017 01:51 PM
hm
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Alusta Aug 04, 2017 01:51 PM
Lets hope
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SowetoBOY Aug 04, 2017 01:49 PM
The coach must get the boys into shape we have to start on a positive note.

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