Lebogang Manyama and the rest of the Cape Town City team celebrate winning the Telkom Knockout title last year. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

CAPE TOWN – After going down to SuperSport United in the MTN8 final, Cape Town City will face a tough task in defending their Telkom Knockout crown against Baroka FC.

The Telkom Knockout draw took place in Johannesburg on Monday afternoon, with Benni McCarthy’s side having to travel to Polokwane to take on Bakgaga.

The eight round of 16 matches will take place on the weekend of October 27 and 28.

City beat SuperSport United 2-1 in last year’s final, when Eric Tinkler was still in charge of the Cape club.

Other big guns such as Mamelodi Sundowns (against Chippa United), SuperSport United (against Bloemfontein Celtic) and Orlando Pirates (versus Golden Arrows) also have to play away from home.

Kaizer Chiefs were the lucky ones as they managed to secure a home clash against AmaZulu.

Telkom Knockout Draw

Baroka v Cape Town City

Chippa United v Mamelodi Sundowns

Bloemfontein Celtic v SuperSport United

Polokwane City v Ajax Cape Town

Kaizer Chiefs v AmaZulu

Bidvest Wits v Free State Stars

Maritzburg United v Platinum Stars

Golden Arrows v Orlando Pirates

 

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