Mamelodi Sundowns will take on Mpumalanga based side TS Galaxy in the Carling Knockout Cup tournament.
The tournament replaces the Telkom Knock-out and will feature 16 teams. This will include teams that finished in the top eight last season against teams that finished outside the top eight.
Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena said he is delighted with the draw and looks forward to the match.
“It would have been difficult with any other opponent, so we take it. TS Galaxy are a very good team, well-structured and are a much stronger than last season. They did some incredible work during the transfer period, and they have a very good coach with a very strong technical team. We are looking forward to the game. It’s a cup game and one we have to enjoy once again,” he told the clubs website.
The tournament will only take place later in October and the dates, venues and prizes will be communicated closer to the start of the tournament.
Sundowns will be using the tournament to prepare for the inaugural African Football League (AFL) which kicks off on October 20.
They failed to win the MTN 8 Cup after losing on penalties to eventual winners Orlando Pirates.