Following the draw that was conducted at the Nedbank offices in Johannesburg three weeks ago, the Premier Soccer League (PSL) recently announced the dates and venues for the last-32 fixtures.
The first match will be played on Wednesday, 5 February, while the last one will be seen on Tuesday, 11 February.
The opening match will be between the defending champions, TS Galaxy, and Chippa United at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth. TS Galaxy became the first GladAfrica Championship League team to lift the trophy. They beat Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban in the final.
The 2011 finalists, Black Leopards, will host North West University FC at the Thohoyandou Stadium on Sunday, 9 February. Lidoda Duvha will host Stellenbosch FC, at the Thohoyandou Stadium on Sunday, 2 February, before locking horns with North West University.
Black Leopards will have nobody to blame should they fail to secure a place in the last-16 stage of the competition. Apart from the fact that Lidoda Duvha will be playing in front of their home crowd, North West University are an amateur side.
The other last-32 fixtures are: Ajax Cape Town vs TS Sporting, Stellenbosch FC vs Maritzburg United, Orlando Pirates vs Bidvest Wits, Mbombela United vs Cape Town City, Jomo Cosmos vs Hungry Lions, Zizwe United vs Happy Wanderers, Mamelodi Sundowns vs SuperSport United and Polokwane City vs Baroka FC.
Date:30 January 2020 - By: Frank Mavhungu
Frank is a Human Resources Manager at the Department of Public Works in Limpopo. He is the longest serving correspondent of the Mirror, having joined us at the end of 1990. He mainly writes sports reports and resides at Tsianda Village. In 2004, Frank won the National Castle League Award, an award for the best reporter in the SAB league in South Africa.