Treat for East Cape Chiefs fans
KAIZER Chiefs are taking their October 6 league game against Bloemfontein Celtic to the Eastern Cape and no longer Soccer City as was announced earlier on.
The match, which is expected to draw a capacity crowd as both sides command massive support, will be played at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium at 6pm.
Amakhosi general manager Bobby Motaung said yesterday that they had already informed the Premier Soccer League about the venue change.
"The problem is that Soccer City and Peter Mokaba won't be available that day, hence we are taking the match to Port Elizabeth," he said.
"This will also be a major boost for our supporters in the Eastern Cape, they won't have to travel long distances to watch the match."
Motaung also confirmed that Bafana Bafana left-back Tsepo Masilela has started training with the blessing of the team's medical department.
He was suffering from appendicitis.
Masilela joined the Absa Premiership log leaders last month from Israeli giants Maccabi Haifa, who had loaned him to La Liga side Getafe last season.
"Masilela is training but has been given a special programme to get him back into shape," said Motaung, who is credited with assembling a competitive squad at Chiefs this season.
"We are not going to rush him. We signed Masilela because we are convinced he will add value, he is one of the most experienced players with a highly educated left foot."
Masilela is one of the many household names signed by Chiefs this season in their quest to win the league title.
Other new players at the club include Morgan Gould, Siboniso Gaxa, Mulomowandau Mathoho, Kgotso Moleko, Siyabonga Nkosi, Kingston Nkhatha and Brilliant Khuzwayo.
Gould, who joined Chiefs from SuperSport United, is also out due to an Achilles tendon injury that will see him miss almost four months of action for the current league leaders.