Durban bags Knockout final

2010-04-06 11:14

Durban - Absa Stadium in Durban will host the Telkom Knockout final between Ajax Cape Town and Kaizer Chiefs.

Premier Soccer League CEO, Kjetil Siem, confirmed this shortly after the Soweto derby final-four tie between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs on Easter Monday.

Amakhosi won the encounter 3-0 on penalties to book their place in the competition's climax.

The league is set to confirm the date of the final, which will either be Saturday 10 April or Sunday 11 April, on Tuesday.

"We explored all our options before coming up with this venue," said Siem.

"We would've loved to have taken the final to a World Cup venue, but due to maintenance on the pitches, this was proving to be a challenge.

"Nevertheless, Durban have always proven to be good hosts and we expect a great final."

Telkom Sponsorship manager, Nakedi Chiloane commented: "We are delighted that the 2010 Telkom Knockout has delivered such special moments, and that the finalists are worthy contenders for the title.

"Furthermore, playing the final in Durban, gives us an ideal platform to stage a truly memorable event."


  • gabba - 2010-04-06 12:07

    Whats so special about Durban. I think Ventersdorp would have been the perfect venue!!!

  • david - 2010-04-06 12:56

    @gabba couldn't agree

  • RauRau - 2010-04-06 12:57

    Should have gone to Polokwane...week in week out is Durban...damn we are tired.

  • bob - 2010-04-06 13:26

    @gabba, I would go to watch the ventersdorp game, Should host it at the new Moses Mabhida Stadium.

  • petro - 2010-04-06 13:39

    why are we not testing our other world cup venues like soccer city, polokwane, mpumalanga????

  • Steve - 2010-04-06 13:51

    Why don't they take this crap and play it somewhere wherte idiots abound. How about Soweto?

  • Brownie - 2010-04-06 15:53

    Oh hell, Durbs just can't help being a good host city. Its not our fault that our stadium is more ready than those of other cities. Its also not our fault that our stadium is more beautiful. Hell, our city as a whole is beautiful :) And we must have good markerters if things keep falling our way. So stop hating people. Durban is in a league of its own.

  • jackey - 2010-04-06 17:31

    @Steve ...No, We want this game played in Ventersdorp, So where the Idiots can show who is boss....Just remeber if the Bulls make it to the semis they will also play in Soweto !!!!!!!!!!!

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