Red Devils up for Challenge

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Tickets for the popular 2008 Vodacom Challenge will go on sale on May 15, which will also coincide with the 2010 World Cup celebrations.

This year's tournament, scheduled for July, will see English soccer giants Manchester United coming to our shores.

The Red Devils are coming back to participate in this yearly off-season tournament hoping to do well after being defeated by Kaizer Chiefs in the final two seasons ago.

The tournament kicks off in Cape Town where Amakhosi welcome the Red Devils at Newlands Stadium on July 19. Tickets cost R25 for the west grandstand, R120 for north and south stands, R120 (east stand lower level) and R60 (east stand upper level).

Three days later, United will be in Durban for a game against Orlando Pirates at Kings Park Stadium. Just like in Cape Town, ticket prices will range from R60 to R250.

On July 24, action will move to Port Elizabeth for the Soweto derby between Pirates and Chiefs. Tickets will be sold for R45 each.

The winner will face the Red Devils at Loftus Stadium on July 26. Ticket prices will be the same as in Cape Town and Durban.