The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has confirmed the dates, venues and kick-off times for the upcoming MTN8 semi-finals.
The Soweto giants, Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs, have been scheduled for back-to-back weekend fixtures in the semi-finals of the MTN8.
The first leg of the MTN8 semi-finals will be this coming weekend, 31 October and 1 November. The second leg will be played the following weekend on 7 and 8 November.
Bloemfontein Celtic and SuperSport United will be involved in the other semi-final fixtures.
Kick-off time for all four #MTN8 semi-finals is 3pm.
On Saturday, Orlando Pirates will host rivals Kaizer Chiefs in act 1 of the two scheduled Soweto Derby encounters of the MTN8 at Orlando Stadium.
The last time these two sides met in the MTN8 was in the final in Durban back in 2015. In the quarter-finals, Orlando Pirates beat Cape Town City 1-0 while Kaizer Chiefs showed character by fighting from a goal down to beat Maritzburg United.
On Sunday afternoon, SuperSport United and Bloemfontein Celtic will trade blows at Lucas Moripe Stadium.
SuperSport United are the defending champions of the MTN8. Bloemfontein Celtic will go into this game still oozing confidence after pulling off the results that surprised many in the MTN8 quarter-finals by beating Mamelodi Sundowns 1-0 at home.
The combination of these factors will make this an interesting encounter.
The second-leg fixtures will be played on Saturday, 7 and Sunday, 8 November.
On Saturday, Bloemfontein Celtic and SuperSport United will lock horns at Dr Molemela Stadium in Mangaung. Bloemfontein Celtic will be aiming to reach their first-ever MTN8 final.
A day later, the African continent will once again watch when the Soweto giants, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, battle it out at FNB Stadium for a place in the 2020-21 MTN8 final.
In line with Covid-19 regulations, all four matches will be played behind closed doors and broadcast live on television.
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