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PSL Announce Opening Weekend Fixtures

The Premier Soccer League have confirmed the fixtures for the opening weekend of the 2018-2019 Absa Premiership season.

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The season will get underway on the weekend of 04-05 August.

The opening game of the season will see defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns host Kaizer Chiefs at Loftus Versfeld at 15h00.

There will be a total of six matches on Saturday, as Orlando Pirates host newly promoted Highlands Park.

A statement from the PSL read,The Premier Soccer League has released the 2018/19 Absa Premiership fixtures this afternoon.
 
The opening match of the #AbsaPrem will be on Saturday, 04 August 2018 featuring defending Absa Premiership champions, Mamelodi Sundowns against Kaizer Chiefs at Loftus Stadium.
 
Kick-off is at 15h00.
 
On the same day, former champions Bidvest Wits will be at home against Free State Stars at 18h00. SuperSport United will travel to Cape Town to play Cape Town City also at 18h00.
 
Later (20h15), Absa Premiership newly promoted side, Highlands Park will play Orlando Pirates at the Orlando Stadium. At the same time, Amazulu will be hosting Baroka FC at King Zwelithini Stadium.
 
On Sunday, Maritzburg United will be up against Lamontville Golden Arrows in the KwaZulu Natal derby at Harry Gwala Stadium while Bloemfontein Celtic will play Chippa United at Dr Molemela Stadium. Kick-off for both matches is 15h00.
 
The League has also confirmed that the last fixture of the Absa Premiership will be played on 11 May 2019.
 
The Nedbank Cup final will be played a week later, 18 May 2019.

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