Marumo Gallants Moves Kaizer Chiefs DStv Premiership Match to Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg

Marumo Gallants Moves Kaizer Chiefs DStv Premiership Match to Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg

  • Limpopo will have to wait for another day to host the mighty Kaizer Chiefs
  • Marumo Gallants have announced that their match against the Amakhosi will no longer take place at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane
  • The DStv Premiership match will now take place at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg

There has been a change in plans regarding the much anticipated DStv Premiership match between Marumo Gallants and Kaizer Chiefs.

The match, which will take place on 11 September, was meant to be hosted at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane. However, the venue has now changed to the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg.

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Marumo Gallants will now play Kaizer Chiefs at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg. Image source: @FarPost_ZA.
Source: UGC

Gallants' chairman Abram Sello said in a media statement:

We as Marumo Gallants are excited to connect with our supporter bases throughout the country, and we look forward to playing a captivating game against Kaizer Chiefs. We are ready to hit the ground running."

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No reason was given for the change of venue, while the fixture will kick off at 3pm.

The Royal Bafokeng Stadium, a venue used during the 2010 FIFA World Cup and 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup, hosted the last Nedbank Cup final back in May.

Mamelodi Sundowns completed a second Treble in three seasons by defeating Gallants 2-1. Goals that day came via Peter Shalulile, Sede Junior Dion and Thapelo Morena, who struck a last-gasp extra-time winner for the Brazilians.

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Before the match, a stampede nearly happened at one of the entrances as supporters arrived late for the match, Sports Brief reported. During the match, there was a small pitch invasion in the 1-1 draw when the Amakhosi equalised, before a full-scale one occurred when the visitors won the match 4-3 on penalties.

The South African Police Service, the local municipality, select service providers as well as the two clubs will all convene for a debriefing session.

Source: Sports Brief News