All 16 of South Africa’s Premiership clubs will be in Telkom Knockout first round action between 18 and 22 October. Defending champions Baroka have been handed a tough draw, as have league leaders Kaizer Chiefs.
After Maritzburg United play Bidvest Wits on Friday at 20:00, Amakhosi will be in action against Cape Town City on Saturday in a 15:00 kick-off at Cape Town Stadium.
The Glamour Boys have already triumphed once over Benni McCarthy’s men in the Mother City this season, beating them 2-1 at Newlands in the Premiership.
In another Soweto vs. Western Cape clash, Orlando Pirates will host Stellenbosch FC at 6pm before Baroka face SuperSport United at 20:00.
The other Saturday fixture is a 3pm kick-off between Golden Arrows and Polokwane City.
On Sunday, defending Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns will take on AmaZulu at the Lucas Moripe Stadium. Usuthu only recently picked up their first win of the season, against Cape Town City, and will be looking to keep that momentum going.
This match will kick off at 15:00, as will Highlands Park vs. Black Leopards.
Chippa United and Bloemfontein Celtic are scheduled to finish off the round in a 19:30 kick-off at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium.
Telkom KO fixtures: Last 16
- Maritzburg United vs Bidvest Wits, 18 October at 20:00 – Harry Gwala
- Golden Arrows vs Polokwane City, 19 October at 15:00 – Sugar Ray Xulu Cape Town City FC vs Kaizer Chiefs , 19 October at 15:00 – Cape Town Stadium
- Orlando Pirates vs Stellenbosch, 19 October at 18:00 – Orlando Stadium
- SuperSport United vs Baroka FC, 19 October at 20:15 – Lucas Moripe Stadium
- Mamelodi Sundowns vs AmaZulu FC, 20 October at 15:00 – Lucas Moripe Stadium
Leonard Solms is a freelance South African multi-sport journalist who has written for a number of regional, national and international newspapers and websites. He won a Rhodes-Investec Top 100 Award in 2018, the year in which he completed his Bachelor of Journalism at Rhodes University.