10 August 2018 â€“ The fixtures for the 2018/2019 Western Cape ABC Motsepe League season were released with some mouth-watering opening encounters billed for this weekend.
Western Cape ABC Motsepe League ChampionsÂ Steenberg UnitedÂ will begin their title defence away toÂ Morning StarsÂ on Saturday. Steenberg amassedÂ 71 points and scored 63 goals while finishing 7 points clear of second-placed The Magic FC in the 2017/2018 season.
Following the Morning Stars game, Steenberg does not face any team which finished in the top half of the table last season until they are away toÂ Grassy Park UnitedÂ who finished fourth last season â€“ in late September.
Newbies,Â Mbekweni Cosmos FC, who have bought the ABC Motsepe League status of last seasonâ€™s third-place finishers Ace FC will get their first taste of ABC Motsepe League football when they host the 2016/2017 championsÂ Zizwe UnitedÂ at CPUT Stadium, in Wellington on Saturday.
Santos FC will be aiming for promotion, having been relegated from the National First Division in the 2016/2017 season. The former PSL club has found life in the ABC Motsepe League tough as they finished sixth with only 11 wins from 30 games
The final round of Western Cape ABC Motsepe League fixtures, scheduled for 10 and 11 May, will see Grassy Park away to Jomo Powers, while Ajax and Steenberg are home to Mbekweni andÂ D&G OrientÂ respectively.