Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium to host TKO final

Cape Town - The awe-striking Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in the Eastern Cape (Port Elizabeth) will for the first time host the Telkom Knockout final on Saturday, December 8.

The Premier Soccer League, together with partners Telkom made the announcement on Tuesday night during the Telkom Knockout quarter-final draw.

Two of the eight clubs left in the competition will be competing for the R4 million prize money.

The eight clubs are: Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs, Maritzburg United, AmaZulu, SuperSport United, Wits and Baroka FC

The final kick-off time and ticketing information will be communicated in due course.

However, excitement is already building-up ahead of this event.

The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium has hosted two domestic Cup finals: both in 2015 - but this is for the first time the Telkom Knockout Final is contested at the venue.  

PSL acting Chief Executive Officer Mato Madlala said: “In a year when the country celebrates the centenary of Madiba’s life and honours his legacy, it is only fitting that football draws the curtain down at a venue named after the world icon. We have no doubt that this will be a successful Cup final. In our previous two visits to the stadium, we enjoyed great support from the people of the province and surrounding areas. Good luck to all the member Clubs left in the competition.”

Telkom Head of Sponsorships Braam Wessels said: “When we announced the fixtures a couple of weeks ago, fans were already guessing and anticipating on where the venue of the cup final would be.  I believe there’s no better place than Nelson Mandela Bay, in the friendly city itself. We’re excited and looking forward to filling up the stadium with our proud soccer fans and enjoying the friendly game with TKO2018 Cup Final.

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