Defending Telkom Knockout Champions, Orlando Pirates will kick-off their defence of the coveted trophy against Black Leopards away from home.
Last year’s runners up, Bidvest Wits – who lost to Pirates 3-1 at the Moses Mabhida Stadium down in Durban, will be up against 2010 winners, Kaizer Chiefs.
This was revealed at the glamorous launch of the Telkom Knockout at The Venue, in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, on Monday evening.
Premiership rookies, Chippa United will host Bloemfontein Celtic, while fellow newcomers,Unversity Of Pretoria will face up against their neighbours,Mamelodi Sundowns.
The Telkom Knockout kicks off on Wednesday October 17, with the final scheduled for 1 December 2012.
First-round Telkom Knockout fixtures will be followed by the quarter finals on 2,3 and 4 November.
Semi-final action will be on the weekend of 17 and 18 November followed by the grand finale on 1 December 2012.
The Last 16 Telkom Knockout Draw:
Chippa United vs. Bloemfontein Celtic
Free State Stars vs. Golden Arrows
Ajax Cape Town vs. SuperSport United
Bidvest Wits vs. Kaizer Chiefs
Black Leopards vs. Orlando Pirates
AmaZulu vs. Platinum Stars
Maritzburg United vs. Moroka Swallows
Mamelodi Sundowns vs. University of Pretoria