The 2018/19 ABSA Premiership is upon us, with the fixtures scheduled to commence this Saturday, August 4.
There are some interesting encounters for the fans to feast their eyes on as the first match for the day sees league title holders, Mamelodi Sundowns host Kaizer Chiefs at Loftus Versfeld, while SuperSport United travel away to face Cape Town City in Cape Town.
Mamelodi Sundowns v Kaizer Chiefs (ABSA Premiership)
Match 1 Soccer 6 Pool 4 August S6 V2 P1
League rankings: 12th & 11th
Useful facts: Mamelodi Sundowns have already gotten the upper hand over their opponents, Kaizer Chiefs after the Chloorkop-based side beat the Glamour Boys in a pre-season cup competition. Giovanni Solinas will be hoping to get his first three points in the team’s opening encounter, however, playing Downs on their home turf is going to be a mountain to climb.
Edgar Manaka: Sundowns
Cape Town City v SuperSport United (ABSA Premiership)
Match 2 Soccer 6 Pool 4 August S6 V2 P1
League rankings: 6th & 16th
Useful facts: Cape Town City have been on working on recruiting new players into the team since the transfer window opened and have brought in the likes of experienced campaigners such as Siphelele Mthembu, Riyaad Norodien and the exciting youngster, Gift Links. On the other hand, their opponents, SuperSport United are looking to begin the season on a high note under the mentorship of Kaitano Tembo.
Edgar Manaka: Cape Town City