Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates avoid each other in Telkom Knockout draw

Happy Jele Orlando Pirates and Samir Nurkovic Kaizer Chiefs - July 2019
The tournament is expected to start next weekend with the Round of 16 matches taking place

The 2019 Telkom Knockout draw was conducted on Wednesday and Kaizer Chiefs avoided their Soweto rivals Orlando Pirates.

Pirates, who were defeated in the 2018 final, were amongst the seeded teams which finished in the top half in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) last season.

The Buccaneers have been pitted against tournament debutants Stellenbosch FC in the Round of 16.

Record 13-time Telkom Knockout champions Chiefs finished outside the top eight in the league last season and they were placed in the pot containing the unseeded sides.

Amakhosi have been drawn against the 2016 winners Cape Town City in a mouthwatering encounter.

Reigning PSL champions Mamelodi Sundowns will take on AmaZulu FC, while Maritzburg United are set to lock horns with Bidvest Wits.

Sundowns' Tshwane rivals SuperSport United are set to square off with the defending Telkom Knockout champions Baroka FC.

The PSL is expected to announce fixture dates, venues and kick-off times at a later stage.

The 2019 Telkom Knockout draw results

Highlands Park vs Black Leopards

Maritzburg United vs Bidvest Wits

Cape Town City vs Kaizer Chiefs

Mamelodi Sundowns vs AmaZulu

SuperSport United vs Baroka

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