Sibongiseni Gumbi
Football Writer
1 minute read
2 Jul 2018
2:32 pm

Chiefs to play City in Mbombela this month

Sibongiseni Gumbi

Kaizer Chiefs have committed to yet another pre-season game just a week after they would have played Mamelodi Sundowns in the Shell Helix Ultra Cup at FNB Stadium.

Mpho Matsi of Cape Town City FC and Willard Katsande of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership match between Cape Town City FC and Kaizer Chiefs at Cape Town Stadium on September 13, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Grant Pitcher/Gallo Images)

Stadium Management SA’s new managing director Bertie Grobbelaar told the media at a briefing on Monday afternoon that Amakhosi will meet Cape Town City in Nelspruit on July 28.

“We are now just finalising the paperwork and the teams have committed themselves. The match will be played on July 28 at Mbombela Stadium,” said Grobbelaar.

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He also didn’t refute suggestions that the Shell Helix Ultra Cup may develop into a four-team tournament in the future, taking the format of the defunct Charity Cup.

“We will see how it develops. Our aim is to stay relevant and to bring a product that the fans want. For now we have a three-year contract and we will see how it goes,” he said.

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