FNB Stadium management upbeat about security during the Soweto derby


WITH only handful of tickets left for the much anticipated Soweto derby between arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at FNB Stadium tomorrow at 3:30pm, the administrators of the stadium would like to assure fans that this would be incident-free battle.

This was the confirmation from the Stadium Management SA (SMSA) who are putting all stops to ensure security is up to scratch.

Chief Executive at SMSA, Jacques Grobbelaar said, “We are hoping to have a sold out stadium for Saturday’s Derby and the preparations are well underway to manage and have South Africa’s top teams competing here.

A strong appeal has been going out to buy tickets with numerous radio and print campaigns, hence the expectation of a sold out crowd,” says Grobbelaar.

Soweto Derby was first contested on 1970, January 24. The battle between Pirates and Chiefs is renowned as one of the most fiercely contested matches in SA hence the global recognition and participation of international press.

“Both teams have an avid fan base and are well supported and hosting the game at the renowned World Cup Soccer Final stadium, will bring an air of anticipation to this exciting game,” remarked Grobbelaar.

With both teams on their peak, what remains is how the winning team plans to outsmart their opponents.

Tickets as well as a special hospitality tickets offer are still on offer at all Computicket outlets.


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