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Saturday’s PSL Fixtures, kick-off times, TV channels and preview

11:00 EAT 15/09/2018
Happy Jele, Orlando Pirates, Evans Rusike, SuperSport United, August 2018
One of the biggest matches of the weekend will be between the Buccaneers and their Gauteng rivals Matsatsantsa

The 2018/19 Premier Soccer League (PSL) action will resume on Saturday following the Fifa international break.

Orlando Pirates will be looking to secure their second successive win when they lock horns with SuperSport United at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto.

The Soweto giants, who are currently placed fourth on league standings, edged out Black Leopards 2-1 in their previous league game which was played in Polokwane over two weeks ago.

Milutin Sredojevic’s side will have to do without Thamsanqa Gabuza, who was sent off during Bucs’ encounter with Lidoda Duvha after leaving the the pitch without permission and removing his jersey.

Pirates will take on a SuperSport side oozing with confidence having booked their place in the 2018 MTN8 final after defeating Kaizer Chiefs in a semi-final tie earlier this month.

Matsatsantsa recoded their third successive victory in the league when they defeated Chippa United 2-1 at home over two weeks ago and the win took them to third place on table.

The Tshwane giants, who do not have any suspension worries, will be eyeing another win over Pirates having eliminated them from this year’s MTN8.

Meanwhile, in the day's early kick-off Baroka FC will travel to the Sisa Dukashe Stadium where they are scheduled to face a struggling Chippa side.

The Chilli Boys are heading into this clash having lost to SuperSport away and the defeat left them placed 16th on the league standings with one point from four games.

Chippa, who will be under the guidance of Eric Tinkler will have to do without Thamsanqa Sangweni. The central midfielder will be serving a one match suspension.

Baroka, who are placed 10th on the league standings, were held to a 1-1 stalemate by a stubborn Highlands Park side in their previous game over two weeks ago.

Wedson Nyirenda, the Bakgaga head coach, will be keen to mastermind his second win of the season having joined the club prior to the start of the current campaign.

Moreover, at the Harry Gwala Stadium, 15th-placed Maritzburg United will welcome a high-flying Bidvest Wits, who currently sitting at the top of of the league standings. 

The Team of Choice remain winless this season having drawn 0-0 with Kaizer Chiefs at home in their previous league game which was played over two weeks ago.

Maritzburg head coach Fadlu Davids will have to find to a way to overcome Wits without last season’s PSL Young Player of the Season, Siphesihle Ndlovu, who is suspended for the game.

They will host a Wits side brimming with confidence having thrashed a hapless AmaZulu FC side 3-0 at home with in-form forward Mxolisi Macuphu scoring for the hosts.

Wits head coach Gavin Hunt will be looking to guide the Clever Boys to victory in Pietermaritzburg which will see his side remain at the top of the league standings.

Lastly, Polokwane City are set to welcome an unpredictable Free State Stars side at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Rise and Shine will be looking to return to winning ways having drawn 1-1 with Lamontville Golden Arrows away in their previous league game.

The draw left Josef Vukusic’s side placed 12th on the league table and they will now take on a Stars side desperate for a win having drawn 2-2 with Cape Town City at home over two weeks ago.

Ea Lla Koto are winless in their last three games and as a result, Luc Eymael’s side placed 14th on the league standings having recorded one victory this season.

Match Number Fixture Date Venue Kick-off Time TV channel
1 Chippa United v Baroka FC Sept 15 Sisa Dukashe Stadium 15:00pm N/A
2 Maritzburg United v Bidvest Wits Sept 15 Harry Gwala Stadium 18:00pm SS4
3 Orlando Pirates v SuperSport United Sept 15 Orlando Stadium 20h15 SS4 
4 Polokwane City v Free State Stars Sept 15 Old Peter Mokaba Stadium  20h15  SABC1