PSL confirmss MTN 8 quarterfinal dates

2021-Aug-05   08:44

PSL confirmss MTN 8 quarterfinal dates
MTN8 defending champions, Orlando Pirates will begin their title defence in what is named “The Original Soweto Derby” when they host Swallows FC at the Orlando Stadium.

- Karabo Mokgalagadi

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has confirmed the dates, venues and kick-off times for the upcoming MTN8 quarter-final fixtures.

All four MTN8 quarter-final fixtures have been scheduled to take place over the weekend of 14 and 15 August 2021.

A statement by the league said Lamontville Golden Arrows and SuperSport United will kick things off at the Princess Magogo Stadium in KwaZulu-Natal, with kick off set for 3pm on 14 August.

Later at 6pm, defending champions Orlando Pirates will begin their title defence in what is named “The Original Soweto Derby” when they host Swallows FC at the Orlando Stadium.

The much-anticipated clash between Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs will get things running on Sunday, 15 August at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville at 3pm.

While the fixture between AmaZulu FC and Cape Town City at the Moses Mabhida Stadium at 6pm will wrap up the tournament’s quarterfinals.

The MTN8 is a knockout competition featuring eight teams that finished in the top half of the PSL table the previous season.

It marks the beginning of the South African football calendar before league games commence.

The winner will pocket an R8-million prize money. 

Meanwhile, earlier this week the PSL announced the DStv Premiership and GladAfrica Championship fixtures for the 2021-22 season.

Mamelodi Sundowns and AmaZulu FC, the two sides that will be representing Mzansi in the CAF Champions League (they occupied the top two spots in the previous season), will kick off proceedings in the DStv Premiership at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Friday, 20 August.

The GladAfrica Championship new season will get underway on Saturday, 21 August at 3pm.

The full fixture details for the MTN8 quarter-finals are as follows:

Saturday 14 August

Golden Arrows vs SuperSport United (Princess Magogo Stadium) - 3pm

Orlando Pirates vs Swallows (Orlando Stadium) - 6pm

Sunday 15 August

Mamelodi Sundowns vs Kaizer Chiefs (Lucas Moripe Stadium) - 3pm

AmaZulu vs Cape Town City (Moses Mabhida Stadium) - 6pm

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