Amakhosi – who are the most successful team in the TKO – are under enormous pressure to get some silverware this season after a barren three years.
Leopards have been trying to find their feet in the elite league since their promotion and are not seen as a big danger to Giovanni Solinas’ hungry side.
But the Naturena side have a long history of disappointing against the so called smaller sides in cup competitions.
Chiefs’ neighbours Orlando Pirates got a home fixture against their long term nemesis Chippa United who have found their rhythm under new mentor Eric Tinkler.
Defending champions Bidvest Wits will start at their unhappy hunting ground at Goble Park where they will meet Free State Stars. Wits have always found it hard in Bethlehem.
Mamelodi Sundowns were drawn against last year’s losing finalists Bloemfontein Celtic. The TKO is set to start on the weekend of October 20.
AmaZulu v CT City; Sundowns v Celtic; Polokwane City v SS United; FS Stars v Wits; Pirates v Chippa; Chiefs v Leooards; Maritzburg v Highlands Park; Baroka v Arrows