CLEVER BOYS TO GET THE BALL ROLLING IN MTN8

The Star Early Edition - - SPORT -

DE­FEND­ING cham­pi­ons Bid­vest Wits will kick-start this year’s MTN8 com­pe­ti­tion when they host Golden Ar­rows next Fri­day. The PSL yes­ter­day re­leased the dates and venues of the eight team, sea­sonopen­ing tour­na­ment and it is last year’s win­ners who will get the ball rolling.

The Clever Boys had a fan­tas­tic start to the pre­vi­ous cam­paign by thump­ing fan­cied Mamelodi Sun­downs 3-0 in the fi­nal played at Mbombela Sta­dium. That suc­cess set them in good stead in a sea­son that also saw them win the league cham­pi­onship for the first time in their his­tory. They now have to de­fend their MTN8 ti­tle and stand­ing in their way at the first hurdle is an Ar­rows side that qual­i­fied for the com­pe­ti­tion on the last day of the sea­son. Two matches will be played on Satur­day, Au­gust 12, with Cape Town City host­ing MTN8 debu­tants Polok­wane City at Cape Town Sta­dium at 3pm. Later in the evening, Kaizer Chiefs will host Su­perS­port United at their al­ter­na­tive home venue, the Moses Mab­hida Sta­dium in Dur­ban.

Sun­downs will host Mar­itzburg United the next day at Lu­cas Moripe Sta­dium in At­teridgeville. The PSL has an­nounced that tick­ets will be sold at Tick­etPro out­lets at R40 and R60, re­spec­tively, with chil­dren un­der 12 years of age pay­ing R15.

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