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Bucs' Opening Fixtures Confirmed, Club Counts On History For Start

Orlando Pirates have confirmed what the technical team will want to see from the team in their opening two matches of the new season.

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Pirates’ opening two matches of the new season have been confirmed as the PSL announced fixtures for the 2018/19 season. 

The PSL released the Absa Premiership schedule on Monday, with the date August 4th set for the opening matches.

"Micho Sredojevic’s men will look to kick off the season in the best way possible when they play host to newly-promoted club Highlands Park. Four days later, the Buccaneers will fly down to Port Elizabeth where they will face Chippa United," Bucs confirmed on the club's official website. 

"The opening day presents clubs with an opportunity to set the tone for the season, and for Pirates, it will be no different. Under the tutelage of Sredojevic and Rhulani Mokwena, the Buccaneers started last season on a positive note, winning 1-0 against Chippa United," stated the Soweto giants.  

"There’s no doubt that they will expect more of the same when they face the Lions of the North next week Saturday. History shows that Pirates usually start well – of the previous eight starts, Pirates have won five times and lost thrice," added the club.

Read: Why Matlaba Has Still Not Made A Move From Bucs Despite Chippa Announcement 

2018/19 Season Opening Day Fixtures:  

4 August 2018

Mamelodi Sundowns vs Kaizer Chiefs (Loftus Versfeld Stadium) 15:00

Bidvest Wits vs Free State Stars (Bidvest Stadium) 18:00

Black Leopards vs Polokwane City (New Peter Mokaba Stadium) 18:00

Cape Town City FC vs SuperSport United (Cape Town Stadium) 18:00

Orlando Pirates vs Highlands Park (Orlando Stadium) 20:15

AmaZulu FC Baroka FC (King Zwelithini Stadium) 20:15

5 August 2018

Bloemfontein Celtic vs Chippa United (Dr Molemela Stadium) 15:00

Maritzburg United vs Golden Arrows (Harry Gwala Stadium) 15:00 

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