The League has also confirmed that the NFD will kick-off on Saturday, August 22.
The NFD will have four new faces in newcomers, Mbombela United from Mpumalanga as well as Mthatha Bucks from the Eastern Cape and two clubs relegated from the Premier Division, AmaZulu and Moroka Swallows.
Opening weekend fixtures:
Saturday 22 August
AmaZulu vs Witbank Spurs – King Zwelithini Stadium – 3pm
Black Leopards vs Milano United – Thohoyandou Stadium – 3pm
Cape Town All Stars vs Moroka Swallows – Athlone Stadium – 3pm
FC Cape Town vs African Warriors – NNK Rugby Stadium – 3pm
Highlands Park vs Royal Eagles – Makhulong Stadium – 3pm
Mbombela United vs Thanda Royal Zulu – KaNyamazane Stadium – 3pm
Sunday 23 August
Mthatha Bucks vs Vasco Da Gama – Mthatha Stadium – 3pm
Santos vs Baroka FC – Athlone Stadium – 3pm