Galaxy to play CCC matches at Mbombela Stadium

TS Galaxy (Gallo Images)
TS Galaxy (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - TS Galaxy owner Tim Sukazi has revealed that the Mbombela Stadium will be used to host Seychelles side St Louis FC in a CAF Confederations Cup preliminary round tie.

Galaxy earned the right to compete in Africa's second most prestigious continental club competition by defeating Kaizer Chiefs last season in the Nedbank Cup final.

The National First Division outfit are set to face the minnows from the archipelago country in the Indian Ocean on Friday, August 9 at Mbombela in Mpumalanga.

The club's usual home ground of the Kameelrivier Stadium is not up to standard and cannot be used for the contest.

Sukazi told reporters: "Unfortunately our home stadium is not CAF compliant.

"So in order for Kameelrivier Stadium to host CAF matches, it must comply to CAF standards, and at the moment it is not the case.

"So it is not our duty as a club, but a duty of the municipality to uplift the stadium, and do all what is necessary.

"Since last year we have been given the list of what needs to be done by the municipality at the stadium so that it can improve to meet PSL standards, let alone CAF standards which are even higher.

"But then the good thing is that our supporters do understand the challenge that we are faced with. By the way, they will go in their numbers to Mbombela Stadium.

"We will paint the Mbombela Stadium red when we play our CAF matches there. Mbombela Stadium, by the way, is the only CAF compliance stadium in the province, and one of the few in the country and it is in Mpumalanga. So we are not lost playing in Mbombela."

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