Durban Gets Ready for Inaugural DStv Compact Cup, Dinaledi Take On Coastal United in Opening Semi-final

Durban Gets Ready for Inaugural DStv Compact Cup, Dinaledi Take On Coastal United in Opening Semi-final

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • The inaugural DStv Compact Cup gets underway this weekend with two exciting games taking place in Durban
  • Dinaledi take on Coastal United in the opening game with both teams eyeing a place in the final next weekend
  • The DStv Compact is a new tournament that brings fan engagement to football and features players from all the DStv Premiership teams

The first-ever DStv Compact Cup takes place this weekend with Dinaledi and Coastal United kicking off the competition.

The tournament is the first of its kind and will see the 16 DStv Premiership sides split into four teams, which will compete in two semi-finals. The losers and winners will compete in a third/fourth play-off and a final.

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The DStv Compact Cup kicks off with a clash between Ashley du Preez's Coastal United and Kermit Erasmus' Dinaledi. Image: @ashleyslosh/ @thediskigeneral10
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Each team will have two goalkeepers, eight defenders, eight midfielders and four strikers along with four players from the Diski Challenge, all voted for by the fans, iDiskiTimes confirmed.

In the first semi-final, Dinaledi which comprises players from SuperSport Utd, Mamelodi Sundowns FC, Marumo Gallants, Sekhukhune Utd, will take on Coastal United. Coastal United features players from Cape Town City FC, Stellenbosch FC, Chippa United FC and Baroka FC, KickOff reported.

Thanks to fans votes, you now get to see rivals working together to bring their new team glory. The likes of Cape Town City's Thabo Nodada will have to combine with Stellenbosch FC striker Ashley du Preez to take on Mamelodi Sundown's Kermit Erasmus who will have to work with Luke Fleurs from Supersport United.

The finals of the DStv Compact Cup and the third/fourth playoff will take place on 29 January.

AFCON 2021: PSL player Gabadinho Mhango selected in FIFA 22 FUT Team of the Week

In other sporting news, you need to know, Malawian and South African video game enthusiasts will have something to celebrate and enjoy on their consoles this weekend, Sports Brief earlier reported.

The Flames and Buccaneers forward Gabadinho Mhango was named in the FIFA 22 Ultitmate Team of the Week. This was in recognition of his performances for the Malawians at the 2021 African Cup of Nations.

Appearing in just their third AFCON tournament, The Flames surprised everyone by qualifying for the last 16 of the competition, a first for the country, as per IOL. They will take on Morocco on Tuesday in the sixth of eight matches of the round.

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Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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