The stadium last held the MTN8 final in 2010, but has also hosted three other cup competition finals since the Telkom Knockout finals in 2011 and 2012 and the Nedbank Cup final this year.
PSL general manager Derek Blanckensee explained that the process of deciding the venue was not as simple as it might appear. “We asked different stadiums to put in their bids for the final, including Cape Town who weren’t able to submit in time,” said Blanckensee.
“Port Elizabeth was also considered, and they made a bid. Mbombela Stadium too, but they have another event that was booked a while ago already.”
There are four teams remaining in the second-leg round of the competition, that will take place on September 24.
Wits take on Platinum Stars at the Bidvest Stadium. Stars lead 4-2 on aggregate. Orlando Pirates face rivals Kaizer Chiefs at the Orlando Stadium; Pirates leading 1-0 on aggregate.
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