The Telkom Knockout kicked off on the 23rd October 2011 with the clash between Ajax Cape Town and Free State Stars in the Telkom Knockout 2011 match at the Athlone Stadium, The Graveyard, previous home of Ajax. Brent Carelse and Brett Evens were available for selection as the teams took to the pitch. Ajax Cape Town and Free State Stars have met on more than one occasion in the opening round of a Cup competition with mixed results. These matches were usually a tight game with the odd goal proving vital. Winkball citizen video reporters Kerusha and Trilby headed to Athlone Stadium to catch the thoughts and excitement of fans before and after the match.