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Durban hosts KO Cup final

By Ramatsiyi Moholoa | Apr 07, 2010 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

IT'S game two for Durban on Saturday night.

IT'S game two for Durban on Saturday night.

After the city's World Cup venue, the Moses Mabhida Stadium, successfully hosted the exciting Soweto derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates in the semifinals of the Telkom Knockout on Easter Monday, eThekwini will also host the final of Ziwa Mo on Saturday.

The final features Amakhosi against defending champions Ajax Cape Town and this highly anticipated contest is billed for Kings Park Stadium, a stone's throw from the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Kickoff is at 8.15pm.

Chiefs qualified for the final after overcoming Pirates 3-0 on penalties in a thrill-a-minute semifinal clash in front of 54000 fans at the Moses Mabhida Stadium. The Urban Warriors saw off AmaZulu 2-0 to book a place in the final.

Confirming Kings Park as the final venue, the PSL said their original plan was to take the final to a World Cup match venue but maintenance on the pitches of the stadiums for the June to July spectacular precluded them from staging the matches at these venues.

"We explored all our options before coming up with Kings Park Stadium," said PSL chief executive Kjetil Siem yesterday after a meeting with all the stakeholders.

Both sides go into the Saturday's final with full-strength squads after the return of their Bafana Bafana players from a three-week camp in South America.


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