Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
5 Mar 2018
2:56 pm

PSL announces new reserve league cup competition

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

The new Multichoice Diski Shield competition is set to kick-off on April 7 and will run until May 5, Premier Soccer League (PSL) chairman Irvin Khoza announced on Monday.

PSL Chairman Irvin Khoza announces the Multichoice diski shield tournament in partnership with Multichoice during the PSL Chairman media conference at PSL Offices. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi /Gallo Images)

The competition comes just after the MDC league ended recently with Golden Arrows being crowned champions for the second time since it started four years ago.

With the 16 PSL teams set to take part, the clubs have been divided to four groups according to their respective regions to cut costs and will play each other once with the group winners set to go through to the semi-finals, which will be played in a two-leg tie.

“The Eastern Cape team will join up with KwaZulu-Natal clubs, the Free State with the Western Cape, the North teams will play against each other and the central teams will battle each other which makes it easy for cost-effectiveness,” said Khoza.

The central region will consist of Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs, Platinum Stars and Bidvest Wits, while the Coastal East sees AmaZulu, Golden Arrows, Maritzburg United and Chippa United.

The Coastal West stream consists of Cape Town City, Ajax Cape Town, Bloemfontein Celtic and Free State Stars.

Lastly, the sides of the Northern region include Mamelodi Sundowns, SuperSport United, Polokwane City and Baroka FC.