chiefs go home

Meshack Motloung

Meshack Motloung

The last of the Soweto big three, Kaizer Chiefs, get their shot at hosting a match at the revamped Orlando Stadium tomorrow.

This follows on Orlando Pirates and Moroka Swallows doing the honours at the weekend.

Amakhosi will be hosting Absa Premiership log leaders Lamontville Golden Arrows. Kickoff is at 7.30pm.

Chiefs consider this ground as its ancestral and spiritual home, and so they will hoping to do the same as big brothers Bucs did when they beat Thanda Royal Zulu 4-2.

Sibongile Mazibuko, the executive director of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, said they would sell only 30000 tickets for this encounter for safety reasons, though the capacity is 40000.

Tickets are available at Computicket outlets and Shoprite Checkers at R20 for adults and R10 for juveniles.

"There is no parking around and inside the stadium," said Mazibuko, adding that the streets around the stadium will be closed.

A park-and-ride system will operate from Meadowlands Stadium and the Expo Centre.

Chiefs' public relations manager Siyabulela Makunga said the return of the Soweto big three - Pirates, Chiefs and Moroka Swallows - must be something their supporters have been waiting for. He said they were optimistic that Amakhosi will produce their colourful blend of soccer.

This game, pitting the red hot Abafana Bes'thende against Amakhosi, who are gaining momentum, is going to be a "can't miss" encounter.


Woodburn: Maritzburg Utd v Bay United, 3.30pm

Mpumalanga stadium: Thanda Royal Zulu FC v Santos, 3.30pm

Ramabodu: Bloem Celtic v SuperSport United, 3.30pm

Chatsworth: AmaZulu v Moroka Swallows, 7.30pm (SS Blitz)

Orlando: Kaizer Chiefs v Lamontville Golden Arrows, 7.30pm (SS 4)

Athlone: Ajax Cape Town v Bidvest Wits, 7.30pm

Super: Mamelodi Sundowns v Orlando Pirates, 7.30pm (SS 4)

Olympia: Platinum Stars v Free State Stars, 7.30pm