The Telkom Knockout first round clash between Mpumalanga Black Aces and Orlando Pirates has been postponed to October 8.
The match was scheduled to be played this coming Wednesday, but Pirates asked for a postponement in order to allow them more time to prepare for their CAF Champions League semi-final, first leg, against Tunisian giants Esperance on October 5.
All stakeholders agreed to the postponement in the interests of giving Pirates the best opportunity possible to fly the South Africa flag and the match will now be held at the Mbombela Stadium on Tuesday, October 8 with a 19h30 kick-off.
It means the Telkom Knockout competition will get under way this year when BidVest Wits host Lamontville Golden Arrows at the BidVest Stadium on Friday, October 4 (kick-off 20h00).
2013 TELKOM KNOCKOUT FIRST ROUND FIXTURES:
Friday, 4 October
Bidvest Wits vs Golden Arrows, Bidvest Stadium, 20h00
Saturday, 5 October
Free State Stars vs AmaZulu, Goble Park, 15h00
SuperSport United vs Ajax Cape Town, Lucas Moripe Stadium, 15h00
Moroka Swallows vs University of Pretoria, Dobsonville Stadium, 20h15
Polokwane City vs Kaizer Chiefs, Peter Mokaba Stadium, 20h15
Sunday, 6 October
Bloemfontein Celtic vs Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Sebothelo Stadium, 15h00
Platinum Stars vs Maritzburg United, Moruleng Stadium, 15h00
Tuesday, 8 October
MP Black Aces vs Orlando Pirates, Mbombela Stadium, 19h30