By NAKAMPE LEKWADU
RELEGATED Santos starts their campaign in the National First Division with a Cape Town derby when they welcome Vasco da Gama.
The fixture was confirmed today at the Premier Soccer League head quarters in Parktown during the NFD draw. The People’s Team was relegated after they finished 15th on the Absa Premiership log before they could blow their chance to retain their status via the Promotional Play-Offs after they lost out.
Another relegated side, Jomo Cosmos has been drawn against African Warriors in their opening match with newly promoted sides, Milano United and Roses United taking on Blackburn Rovers and Witbank Spurs respectively.
The rest of the opening matches are: MP Black Aces v Sivutsa Stars, FC Cape Town v Carara Kicks and Bay United v United FC. The matches will be played on the second week of August and the venues and time still to be confirmed.