- Swallows FC has done nothing to endear itself to those who will be attending their DStv Premiership match against Kaizer Chiefs this evening
- The club has hiked ticket prices for the encounter that will take place at the Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto
- The Birds reasoned that the money it has spent on hosting the fixture justifies the price increase
Those attending the Soweto Derby match between Swallows FC and Kaizer Chiefs in Dobsonville were given a shock.
The club has raised the price of tickets for the much-anticipated encounter, meaning spectators will now have to fork out R100 instead of the usual R60.
The Birds' chairman David Mogashoa, talking to SowetanLIVE, said:
"This game against Chiefs was planned three weeks ago. Security will be very tight and that's why the tickets are selling at R100 each... I am not backing down because we spent R250,000 to prepare for this game. We don't leave anything to chance in category A games."
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The South African reported that Cape Town City caused a storm in August when they did something similar when Chiefs rolled into the Mother City.
Speaking about his team's chances against the visitors, Mogashoa added:
"I am very confident that coach Nyatama will surprise many people by beating Chiefs. I don't know if you had coach Kerr's interviews when he said the team that played Stellenbosch wasn't his team, so it means there was a problem; maybe players didn't want to play for him."
Kaizer Chiefs punished by the Premier Soccer League after Stellenbosch FC MTN 8 pitch invasion by fans
Kaizer Chiefs will be breathing a sigh of relief at the punishment it received from the Premier Soccer League following the unruly behaviour of their supporters, as reported by Sports Brief.
During the MTN 8 quarterfinal between the Amakhosi and Stellenbosch FC at the Danie Craven Stadium two weeks ago, Chiefs supporters invaded the pitch twice to celebrate a goal as well as after the team won a penalty shoot-out.
Ironically, the PSL was also sanctioned for the chaos that ensued that day, having been in charge of security at the venue.