Ar­rows host Usuthu in KZN derby

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- 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

AmaZulu:

-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

JO­HAN­NES­BURG

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.”

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