Phineas Ravhuhali of Baroka FC challenged by Thuso Phala of Supersport United during the 2016 Nedbank Cup Semi-final football match between Supersport United and Baroka FC at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa on May 14, 2016 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Monday Aug 22, 2016. 08:44
Baroka FC will make their Absa Premiership debut when they host Ajax Cape Town at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on 23 August 2016, kick-off at 19h30.
Baroka earned promotion to the top flight after they finished top of the 2015/16 National First Division.
The Limpopo side picked up 60 points from their 30 league matches in the second tier and finished one point ahead of runners-up Highlands Park.
Bakgaga’s home record from last season reads: P15 W9 D5 L1 GF24 GA9 Pts32.
Ajax finished in 10th position on last season’s top flight log, claiming 37 points from their 30 matches.
The Cape Town side won their final match of the campaign (1-0 at home to Wits), but their last victory before that was a full seven games prior.
The Urban Warriors’ away record from last season reads: P15 W4 D2 L9 GF15 GA26 Pts14.
This will be the first top flight league clash between Baroka and Ajax.