Telkom KO dates, venues confirmed
The quarterfinals of the 2012 Telkom Knockout will get underway on November 2 with a clash between Maritzburg United and SuperSport United at Harry Gwala Stadium.
The Team of Choice, as Maritzburg are nicknamed, have done well so far and will look to continue with their impressive form when Gavin Hunt’s charges come to Maritzburg.
Matsatsantsa on the other hand will play their second away match in this year’s TKO tournament and a fight against Ernst Middendorp’s much improved side will provide a stern test for the Pretoria based outfit.
The second encounter of the last eight will take place on Saturday, November 3, where Mamelodi Sundowns will travel to KwaZulu Natal to face AmaZulu at the King Zwelithini Stadium. Kick-off for that match will be 3pm.
Both sides have been struggling in the league this season and a win for either side will go a long a way in changing the mindset among the players fighting to prove their worth in these trying times.
On the same day, Bidvest Wits will welcome Free State Stars at the Bidvest Stadium, kickoff 8pm. The Students overcame a resilient Kaizer Chiefs side 3-2 in the opening round to get to this stage, while Ea Lla Koto were impressive in their 3-1 demolition on Golden Arrows.
The last fixture of the last eight round takes place on Sunday, November 4, at the Free State Stadium where Bloemfontein Celtic face the daunting task of overcoming defending champions, Orlando Pirates, who were clinical in their 2-0 away win over Black Leopards in the round of 16.
Siwelele were equally impressive when they came back from a goal down to win 2-1 against a determined Chippa United side at Philippi. Clint Larsen will hope to make it two out of two against the Sea Robbers, having already beaten them in the league this season.
Friday, 2 November 2012
Maritzburg United vs SuperSport United- Harry Gwala Stadium, 8pm
Saturday, 3 November 2012
AmaZulu vs Mamelodi Sundowns- King Zwelithini Stadium, 3pm
Bidvest Wits vs Free State Stars- Bidvest Stadium, 8:15pm
Sunday, 4 November 2012
Bloemfontein Celtic vs Orlando Pirates- Free State Stadium, 3pm