PSL releases 2019/20 Absa Premiership fixtures

Tebogo Langerman of Mamelodi Sundowns challenged by Dean Furman of Supersport United during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Supersport United at the Loftus Versveld Stadium, Pretoria on the 17 April 2019 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Tebogo Langerman of Mamelodi Sundowns challenged by Dean Furman of Supersport United during the Absa Premiership 2018/19 match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Supersport United at the Loftus Versveld Stadium, Pretoria on the 17 April 2019 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

The fixtures for the 2019/20 Absa Premiership season include some important Cup competition dates.

The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season will kick-off on Saturday, August 3 at 3pm.

The first block will include some exciting fixtures, including the Absa Premiership Tshwane derby between defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns against SuperSport United, league runner-ups Orlando Pirates against Bloemfontein Celtic, Baroka FC against Benni McCarthy’s Cape Town City, Highlands Park hosting Kaizer Chiefs in Tembisa and AmaZulu against Bidvest Wits.

There will be two more derbies on the opening weekend: the Limpopo derby between Black Leopards, who will be at home in Thohoyandou against Polokwane City; and the Kwa-Zulu Natal derby featuring Lamontville Golden Arrows and Maritzburg United at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium.

Newly-promoted club Stellenbosch FC will travel to Port Elizabeth to play Chippa United on Saturday.

The League also revealed that the last day of the Absa Premiership is scheduled for Saturday, May 9, 2020.

In cup competitions, the MTN8 will kick-off on the weekend of August 17 – 18, 2019.

The 2019/20 Telkom Knockout will kick-off after the October international break on the weekend of October 19.

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