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Telkom Knockout draw revealed

The Telkom Knockout round of 16 draw includes some mouth-watering fixtures. (Picture: Twitter)
The draw for the Telkom Knockout Round of 16 was made on Thursday with a number of interesting match-ups revealed including defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns clash against Polokwane City.

The draw for the 2016/17 competition was conducted at the Wanderers in Johannesburg amid much fanfare ahead of this season's kick-off later this month.

In addition to Rise and Shine's trip to Pretoria, the draw threw up a number of interesting encounters.

Last season's final saw the Brazilians beat Amakhosi 3-1 in an enthralling match and Chiefs will begin this campaign with a home match against Maritzburg United as they look to go one better.

Elsewhere, Orlando Pirates play host to high-flying Golden Arrows, while Cape Town City will be looking to pile the pressure on struggling Bloemfontein Celtic when they welcome them to the Mother City.

The full draw for the Telkom Knockout Round of 16:

Cape Town City vs Bloemfontein Celtic
Baroka FC vs Platinum Stars
Orlando Pirates vs Golden Arrows
Free State Stars vs Bidvest Wits
Kaizer Chiefs vs Maritzburg United
SuperSport United vs Ajax Cape Town
Mamelodi Sundowns vs Polokwane City
Highlands Park vs Chippa United

Dates, venues and times of the games will be announced by the PSL in the coming days.