Local News 22.9.2016 11:12 am

Mbombela Stadium to host MTN8 Final

The MTN8 trophy. Photo by Anesh Debiky / Gallo Images

The MTN8 trophy. Photo by Anesh Debiky / Gallo Images

The Premier Soccer League thas announced that the Mbombela Stadium will host the MTN8 final between Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits on Saturday, October 1.

This is the first time that the Mbombela Stadium will host a MTN8 final.

It has been three years since Mbombela hosted a domestic Cup final – back in December 2013.

The Premier Soccer League acting Chief Executive, Mato Madlala said she was expecting the people of Mpumalanga and other surrounding areas rally behind the event.

“As the League, it is in our interest to ensure that we spread football to different parts of the country to give our supporters an opportunity to watch Cup finals and we are excited to announce that Mbombela Stadium will host this season’s MTN8 final. We would like to thank the different stakeholders in the city of Mbombela who, firstly, showed interest and cooperation in our discussions. We are looking forward to what we hope will be a great Cup final on 01 October. We also want to thank our partners, MTN for their support,” Madlala said.

MTN South Africa Chief Consumer Office, Larry Annetts added: “We are very excited to be sharing the MTN8 passion with the people of Mbombela. The MTN8 has visited a number of provinces this year and to be able to conclude it at such a world class venue, in a beautiful, vibrant and friendly city is fitting for the occasion of this magnitude. We have no doubt that the people of Mbombela and soccer fans across the country will come out in their numbers to witness the Wafa Wafa showdown at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday, 01 October as the last team standing walks away with R8 million.”

Tickets for the MTN8 final will be sold at TicketPro outlets throughout the country. The PSL will communicate ticketing information in due course.

The match is set to kick-off at 5pm.

poll

results

Celtic 1-2 Arrows
United 0-0 FS Stars
Chiefs 2-0 Maritz United
Plat Stars 0-1 Baroka
Polokwane 3-2 Highlands
Maritzburg Utd 0-1 SuperSport
Highlands 0-1 Chiefs

fixtures

Pirates vs Plat Stars
Miritz United vs Polokwane
Chiefs vs Maritzburg Utd

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Arrows 4 9
2 Orlando Pirates 3 7
3 Bidvest Wits 3 7
4 Kaizer Chiefs 4 7
5 Cape Town City 4 7
6 SuperSport United 4 5
7 Polokwane City 4 5
8 Chippa United 2 4
9 Platinum Stars 3 4
10 Baroka FC 4 4
11 Maritzburg Utd 4 4
12 Highlands Park 3 3
13 Ajax Cape Town 4 2
14 Free State Stars 4 2
15 Sundowns 1 1
16 Bloem Celtic 3 1