Arrows host Usuthu in KZN derby
- Golden Arrows will be motivated to get their second successive win when they host Premier Soccer League returnees, AmaZulu in the Absa Premiership at the Princess Magogo Stadium tomorrow afternoon. Kick-off is at 3:00pm.
Abafana Bes'thende are in high spirits having defeated the reigning league champions 3-1 at home on Wednesday night.
However, facing the PSL returnees in a derby has all the ingredients of a thriller as AmaZulu will also want to return to winning ways.
For Usuthu, Cavin Johnson's men opened their league campaign with a 1-0 win over Free State Stars and lost to Chippa United before drawing against Maritzburg United in another KZN derby.
KWAZULU-NATAL Previous starting XI Golden Arrows:
Gumede, Dube, Mngwenge, Mzava, Nkombelo, Bilankulu, Jooste, Shongwe, Mahachi, Magubane, Lamola
Pule, Nyongo, Sikhakhane, Mtsweni, Mbatha, Karuru, Morton, Darpoh, Nomvete, Manzini, Khenyeza
-Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium will host the 2017/18 MTN8 final between SuperSport United and Cape Town City on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The match will kick-off at 7pm. The MTN8 final makes a return to the stadium three years after the sold-out MTN8 final between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates in 2014.
The 2015 and 2016 MTN8 finals were played in Nelson Mandela Bay and Mbombela.
While Cape Town City will be making their first ever MTN8 final appearance, SuperSport have been down this road before having finished as runners up in 2012 to Moroka Swallows.
The PSL has confirmed that ticket prices for the MTN8 final will be R40 for adults and R15 for children under the age of 12.
PSL acting Chief Executive Mato Madlala said, “the 2017 edition of the MTN8 has already proven to be thrilling and entertaining so far. We have no doubt that in the final at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, we will watch high quality football between two clubs, SuperSport United and Cape Town City.
There has been a lot of consultation
in the last few days between the PSL, sponsors MTN and the two clubs to ensure that we go to a venue that will cater and serve the purpose of the occasion. We are happy that at the end of the day we agreed on Moses Mabhida as a venue. We are looking forward to the MTN8 Cup final in a months’ time.”
“We are very pleased with the choice of venue, it shows we are taking the game to the fans. Durban has hosted MTN8 final for four years since its inception and we believe football loving fans will embrace us again this year. This year the tournament celebrates a decade by showing how MTN has and will continue to make football fans’ lives brighter through the Last Fan Standing competition.
The League will communicate ticketing information in due course.
Tickets will be available at TicketPro outlets.”