Orlando Pirates’ 2017/2018 Premier Soccer League (PSL) fixtures have been released, and Goal gives the readers a comprehensive guide of all Pirates’ fixtures throughout the new campaign.
Following one of Pirates’ most disappointing seasons in their long history, the Buccaneers will be hoping that a change in personnel at the club might just be what is needed to reignite the flame within the Soweto giants.
However, coach Milutin Sredojevic’s men will need to be at their very best if they are to hold any ambitions of overthrowing a dominant Bidvest Wits. While the Sea Robbers begin their campaign with a tricky outing against Chippa United, it won’t get any easier for the former PSL champions, who have both Wits and the ambitious Cape Town City lying in wait come September.
Meanwhile, the most eagerly anticipated fixture of the season, the Soweto Derby, has been reserved for October 28, but just how much emphasis will Pirates put on the derby knowing they host the African Champions only days later is unknown.
|19/08/2017||18:00||Orlando Pirates v Chippa United|
|22/08/2017||19:30||Baroka FC v Orlando Pirates|
|12/09/2017||19:30||Orlando Pirates v Ajax Cape Town|
|15/09/2017||20:00||Maritzburg United v Orlando Pirates|
|19/09/2017||19:30||Orlando Pirates v Cape Town City|
|23/09/2017||18:00||Bidvest Wits v Orlando Pirates|
|30/09/2017||20:15||Polokwane City v Orlando Pirates|
|18/10/2017||19:30||Orlando Pirates v Platinum Stars|
|28/10/2017||15:30||Kaizer Chiefs v Orlando Pirates|
|01/11/2017||19:30||Orlando Pirates v Mamelodi Sundowns|
|21/11/2017||19:30||Orlando Pirates v Golden Arrows|
|26/11/2017||15:30||Bloemfontein Celtic v Orlando Pirates|
|05/12/2017||19:30||Orlando Pirates v SuperSport United|
|09/12/2017||20:15||Orlando Pirates v AmaZulu|
|16/12/2017||18:00||Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates|
|06/01/2018||20:15||Orlando Pirates v Baroka FC|
|13/01/2018||15:30||Mamelodi Sundowns v Orlando Pirates|
|20/01/2018||20:15||Orlando Pirates v Polokwane City|
|27/01/2018||15:30||Platinum Stars v Orlando Pirates|
|31/01/2018||19:30||Ajax Cape Town v Orlando Pirates|
|03/02/2018||20:15||Orlando Pirates v Maritzburg United|
|25/02/2018||15:30||Chippa United v Orlando Pirates|
|03/03/2018||15:30||Orlando Pirates v Kaizer Chiefs|
|17/03/2018||20:15||Golden Arrows v Orlando Pirates|
|03/04/2018||19:30||Orlando Pirates v Bloemfontein Celtic|
|07/04/2018||18:00||SuperSport United v Orlando Pirates|
|14/04/2018||20:15||AmaZulu v Orlando Pirates|
|25/04/2018||19:30||Orlando Pirates v Bidvest Wits|
|09/05/2018||19:30||Cape Town City v Orlando Pirates|
|12/05/2018||15:00||Orlando Pirates v Free State Stars|
Nonetheless, If Pirates do still find themselves amongst the title chasing pack come April next year, that period could potentially make or break their season, considering that they host the defending champions just weeks before they make the unenviable trip down to Cape Town to lock horns with the Citizens on the last day of the season.