PSL : Moses Mabhida Stadium Amakhosi’s alternative home ground
Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium will be Amakhosi’s alternative home ground for the 2016/17 PSL season.
“We are excited to announce the Moses Mabhida Stadium as our alternative home venue for this upcoming season,” confirms Kaizer Chiefs Marketing Director, Jessica Motaung. “The stadium and the partnership details ticked the boxes, from brand association to the logistics checklist.”
The Amakhosi used Cape Town Stadium as their alternative home base in 2015/16 in what was affectionately named the ‘Cape of Love & Peace’.
“The Cape of Love & Peace was awesome,” reflects Motaung. “However, we are delighted to now give Durban a chance to host the three selected home games. We have always commanded tremendous support in the province of KwaZulu-Natal.”
Amakhosi will host three of the 2016/17 Absa Premiership league matches at the magnificent 56 000-seater Moses Mabhida Stadium:
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town
Saturday, 15 October 2016, 18:00 kick-off
Kaizer Chiefs v Baroka FC
Wednesday, 2 November 2016, 19:30 kick-off
Kaizer Chiefs v Highlands Park FC
Saturday, 18 February 2017, 18:00 kick-off
Ticketing and other logistics will be announced in due course.
The anticipation for these games is palpable in the air. “The office of our supporters club has already been inundated with calls from fans anticipating this announcement,” comments Motaung. “Behind the scenes, work is already fully underway to make these three games a success. We plan to give the supporters their utmost Gold & Black experience. We also have good memories from a results perspective in Durban.”
In recent years the Amakhosi won the 2015 MTN8 Cup final at the expense of Orlando Pirates, while SuperSport United were on the receiving end in the 2013 Nedbank Cup final at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. “The players will be buoyant to play under the iconic ‘arch of triumph’, which stands out as a landmark in Durban,” concludes Motaung.
General Manager of Moses Mabhida Stadium, Mr Vusi Mazibuko welcomed the news saying: “We are delighted to bring Kaizer Chiefs back to the city of Durban and our stadium where the club has previously hosted their CAF Champions League qualifiers. Historically, Moses Mabhida Stadium has been a good hunting ground for Amakhosi and we look forward to more thrills and action on the pitch this season as the club’s home away from home.”