Soccer feast awaits Bfn residents

2017-01-18 06:02

The Dr R.P. Molemela Stadium in Bloemfontein will be a hive of football activity with the staging of the MultiChoice Diski Challenge on Saturday (21/01) and Sunday (22/01).

Run under the auspices of the Premier Soccer League (PSL), the competition features reserve teams of the 16 clubs campaigning in the elite premiership division.

This will be the second time the competition is staged at the stadium named in honour of the father figure Petrus “Whitehead” Molemela, former owner of local football giants Bloemfontein Celtic.

The action-packed event sees Celtic, in second place on the Multi-Choice Challenge, play host. Local lads Celtic, coached by Duncan Lechesa, are behind current log-leaders Mamelodi Sundowns, who are leading with 25 points.

Phunya Sele Sele have bagged 23 points and have a superior goal advantage of 26 compared to their opponents.

Celtic will tackle archrivals Kaizer Chiefs in one the matches to be played on Sunday at 14:00.

Saturday’s games are set to start at 10:00.

With just five rounds of fixtures remaining, the battle for the top spot is heating up with Sundowns, Celtic and Highlands Park as the favou-rites in the race for this season’s championship.

However, the nine other clubs still have a chance of lifting the coveted prize.

Platinum Stars, SuperSport United, Polokwane City and Baroka are the only sides that are mathematically out of the title race. They will look to use the remaining matches to improve their log positions.

Entry is free on both days, but members of the public will be issued with a ticket as part of access control.

Tickets will be available at the stadium’s ticket office on Thursday (19/01) and Friday (20/01) from 13:00 to 18:00.

Tickets will also be available at activation points around the city of Bloemfontein.

Only two tickets will be allocated per person, on a first-come-first-served basis.

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