IN a few hours, the 2013/14 Absa Premiership season will kick-off when reigning champions, Kaizer Chiefs face Mpumalanga Black Aces at the Mbombela Stadium tonight. Kick-off is at 8pm.
The PSL CEO, Brand de Villiers said the League is ready for the start of the 2013/14 season. “The PSL office has been a hive of activity in the last few days as clubs have been busy registering players ahead of the start of the 2013/14 Absa Premiership. we are ready for the start of the season. We have been busy processing registrations of all the players who will participate in the opening weekend of the Absa Premiership this weekend.”
“Judging by what I have seen in the last couple of days in the media, people have been waiting for the start of the Absa Premiership with bated breath and are excited to see the return of domestic top flight football. We urge the fans to go to the stadiums and support their teams as they start the journey to claim R10 million rand prize money that will be awarded to the winners in May 2014.”
“It is important for us that the spiritual owners of the game – the fans – come in numbers to watch the matches this weekend,” De Villiers said.
The PSL CEO wished all the 16 clubs luck in their campaign. “We are looking forward to an entertaining 2013/14 season and we are expecting plenty of goals from the teams. I would like to wish all the clubs the best of luck.”
Absa Premiership Opening fixtures:
Friday 2 August 2013
Mpumalanga Black Aces vs. Kaizer Chiefs Mbombela Stadium 8pm
Saturday 3 August 2013
Golden Arrows vs Ajax Cape Town King Zwelithini Stadium 3pm
Moroka Swallows vs University of Pretoria Volkswagen Dobsonville 3pm
Maritzburg United vs Polokwane City Harry Gwala Stadium 8.15pm
SuperSport United vs Free State Stars Lucas Moripe Stadium 8.15pm
Sunday 4 August 2013
Bloemfontein Celtic vs Mamelodi Sundowns Free State Stadium 3pm
Platinum Stars vs Bidvest Wits Royal Bafokeng 3pm.-www.psl.co.za