Open­ing games for Diski Shield

African Times - - News -

The Premier Soc­cer League has con­firmed the dates for the open­ing fix­tures of the in­au­gu­ral Mul­tiChoice Diski Shield.

The kick-off week­end of the Diski Shield has been penned for Satur­day, 07 April 2018 – in just over two weeks’ time.

The Free State will play host to the open­ing fes­ti­val at Kaizer Se­both­elo Sta­dium in Bot­sha­belo – around 50km from Bloem­fontein. The fes­ti­val in Free State will be held over two days.

The com­pe­ti­tion groups the 16 clubs into four re­gional pools: Cen­tral, Coastal West, Coastal East and North­ern pool. Each pool con­sists of four clubs all vy­ing for re­gional supremacy in a quest dubbed ‘Ubani Ib­hoza Ngakini?’ which means ‘Who’s the boss in your hood?’

The first fes­ti­val will fea­ture clubs from the Coastal west and Cen­tral re­gions : Free State Stars, Cape Town City, Or­lando Pi­rates, Bid­vest Wits, Ajax Cape Town, Bloem­fontein Celtic, Kaizer Chiefs and Plat­inum Stars.

On day one of the Diski Shield fes­ti­val (07 April 2018) , Free State Stars will host Cape Town City at 10h00 while Or­lando Pi­rates will play Bid­vest Wits at 12h00.

On Sun­day, another Free State out­fit Bloem­fontein Celtic will play Ajax Cape Town at 10h00. Later that day at 12h00 as the last match of the fes­ti­val, Kaizer Chiefs will clash with Plat­inum Stars.


In the first round of the tour­na­ment, clubs will play each other once and the club with the most points at the end of the pool stages will progress to the semi-fi­nals. This stage will be known as a ‘Clash of the Cities’ af­fair.

Ticket col­lec­tion can be col­lected at the sta­dium from Thurs­day and Fri­day, 5 – 6 April 2018 from 13h00. –

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