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TKO Draw: Sundowns, Pirates And Co Seeded, Can Face Chiefs

The Premier Soccer League has confirmed the draw procedure for the quarter-finals of the Telkom Knockout competition.

Chippa United and Bloemfontein Celtic will be the final two sides to lock horns in the last 16 of the Telkom Knockout competition, where the draw for the quarter-finals will take place thereafter.

Read more: TKO Gallery: All 7 Teams Through, 1 More To Be Decided

The PSL has since confirmed the four teams that will be seeded in the draw, with Kaizer Chiefs the only team from the big three not seeded, meaning that they can face either Mamelodi Sundowns or Orlando Pirates in the early stages. 

“The Telkom Knockout quarter-final draw will be conducted LIVE on Tuesday night at Sisa Dukashe Stadium in East London after the Chippa United vs. Bloemfontein Celtic fixture,” the PSL confirmed.

“The quarter-final draw is seeded: Clubs that achieved highest four (4) positions in the Absa Premiership 2018/19 season will be seeded while the rest will be unseeded. Seeded clubs cannot play each other.”

Seeded teams:

Mamelodi Sundowns

Orlando Pirates

SuperSport United

Highlands Park

Unseeded teams:

Kaizer Chiefs

Lamontville Golden Arrows

Maritzburg United

Bloemfontein Celtic/Chippa United

Draw Procedure, as confirmed by the PSL:

“Three bowls will be used for the draw (labelled: Pot A, B, C) The first bowl (Pot A) will contain the seeded four clubs – (Member Clubs that achieved highest four (4) positions in the Absa Premiership 2018/19 season will be seeded) The second bowl (Pot C) will contain the names of the other eight clubs. The third bowl (Pot B) will be empty – to be used to determine home and away.”

How it will work:

“We draw a ball from the seeded bowl (Pot A) and place it in the empty bowl (Pot B) without opening it We draw a ball from the unseeded bowl (Pot C) and place it in the empty bowl (Pot B) without opening it We then draw go to Pot B and draw the first ball for home, the second ball for away.” 

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