The opening round of fixtures in the 2020/21 DStv Premiership have been revealed with last season’s champions and runners-up in the form of Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs squaring up in the first match of the season.
The South African top flight gets underway on 24 and 25 October 2020 with all sixteen teams taking to the field. As things stand, spectators will not be allowed to attend DStv Premiership matches due to the coronavirus pandemic however seven of the eight matches from match week one are set to be televised.
The 2020/2021 DStv Premiership campaign will see three new faces in the league in the form of Swallows FC who gained direct promotion from the GladAfrica Championship at the expense of Polokwane City who were directly relegated from the top flight.
TS Galaxy make their debut in top flight football after successfully purchasing the status of Highlands Park FC while Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila also make their maiden appearance in the DStv Premiership after purchasing Bidvest Wits’ status.
Kaizer Chiefs vs Mamelodi Sundowns headlines opening DStv Premiership fixtures
After breaking the hearts of Kaizer Chiefs by leapfrogging them to the title during the 2019/20 campaign, Mamelodi Sundowns get their title defence underway against their arch rivals at the FNB Stadium on Saturday, 24 October in the DStv Premiership.
The Pitso Mosimane and Ernst Middendorp battle may have ended however the birth of a new dawn in the blockbuster rivalry gets underway between Manqoba Mngqithi, Rhulani Mokwena and Gavin Hunt.
Orlando Pirates get their DStv Premiership campaign underway against a refreshed AmaZulu FC side under new management in Durban on Saturday night while SuperSport United host Black Leopards at the Lucas Moripe Stadium simultaneously.
The two debutants, Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila and TS Galaxy, face off on Sunday afternoon in Thohoyandou while Swallows FC mark their return to the top flight with a trip to the Cape to face Stellenbosch FC.
Opening DStv Premiership fixtures in full
Saturday 24 October
- Kaizer Chiefs vs Mamelodi Sundowns – FNB Stadium (15:30)
- Baroka FC vs Maritzburg United – New Peter Mokaba Stadium (15:30)
- Bloemfontein Celtic vs Golden Arrows – Dr. Molemela Stadium (15:30)
- Cape Town City vs Chippa United – Cape Town Stadium (18:00)
- AmaZulu FC vs Orlando Pirates – Jonsson Kings Park (20:15)
- SuperSport United vs Black Leopards – Lucas Moripe Stadium (20:15)
Sunday 25 October
- Stellenbosch FC vs Swallows FC – Danie Craven Stadium (15:30)
- Tshakhuma FC vs TS Galaxy FC – Thohoyandou Stadium (15:30)
Key fixture dates
- 06 January 2021: Mamelodi Sundowns vs Orlando Pirates
- 30 January 2021: Orlando Pirates vs Kaizer Chiefs –
- 21 March 2021: Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates
- 25 April 2021: Mamelodi Sundowns vs Kaizer Chiefs
- 02 May 2021: Orlando Pirates vs Mamelodi Sundowns