Wits won the Telkom Knockout final against Bloemfontein Celtic last December. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Defending champions Wits and Free State Stars will get the 2018 Telkom Knockout under way on Saturday, October 20 at Goble Park in Bethlehem.

The Premier Soccer League confirmed the dates and venues for the eight fixtures in the last-16 on Thursday, following Monday night’s draw at the SuperSport studios in Randburg.

Wits coach Gavin Hunt and Stars boss Luc Eymael will square off at 3.30pm, with Baroka FC and Golden Arrows playing at the same time at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.

That match will be followed by the clash between two good friends, Pitso Mosimane and Steve Komphela, when Mamelodi Sundowns host Bloemfontein Celtic at the Lucas Moripe Stadium (6pm).

Orlando Pirates will face Chippa United at 8.15pm that same evening, while Kaizer Chiefs fans have to wait until Sunday, October 21 to see Amakhosi take on Black Leopards at the FNB Stadium (3.30pm).

The last game in the last-16 has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 23, when AmaZulu host MTN8 champions Cape Town City at King Zwelithini Stadium (7.30pm).

Telkom Knockout Fixtures

Saturday, October 20

3.30pm, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium: Baroka FC v Golden Arrows

3.30pm, Goble Park: Free State Stars v Wits

6pm, Lucas Moripe Stadium: Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic

8.15pm, Harry Gwala Stadium: Maritzburg United v Highlands Park

8.15pm, Orlando Stadium: Orlando Pirates v Chippa United

Sunday, October 21

3.30pm, FNB Stadium: Kaizer Chiefs v Black Leopards

3.30pm, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium: Polokwane City v SuperSport United

Tuesday, October 23

7.30pm, King Zwelithini Stadium: AmaZulu v Cape Town City


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