Warriors and Amabutho Ready to Cross Spears in Divisive DStv Compact Cup
- The inaugural DStv Compact Cup gets underway this weekend with two exciting games taking place in Durban
- Amabutho take on the Warriors in the second 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
After much politicking and acrimony over the merits of the DStv Compact Cup, it gets under way tomorrow with a blockbuster of a semifinal between the Warriors and Amabutho.
This potential humdinger will follow the first semifinal between Coastal United and Dinaledi, with both matches taking place at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
The tournament is the first of its kind and will see the 16 DStv Premiership sides split into four teams, which will compete in the aforementioned semi-finals. The losers and winners will compete in a third/fourth play-off and a final.
According to iDiskiTimes, 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.
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.
The second semifinal will see Amabutho include players from AmaZulu, Golden Arrows, Maritzburg United and Royal AM. Across the centre line, the Warriors will boast a glitzier selection, with Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs, Swallows and TS Galaxy and players to call on.
Unsurprisingly, the Warriors are dominated by Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates players, with all but one player being from both the Soweto giants, as reported on Sports Brief.
The finals of the DStv Compact Cup and the third/fourth playoff will take place on 29 January.
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