Absa Premiership

MTN8 final venue undecided

2014-08-25 11:42
MTN8 trophy (File)

Johannesburg - The Premier Soccer League (PSL) will announce the venue and kick-off time for the final of the MTN8 later this week, said communications officer Luxolo September.

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“The venue has not yet been decided. The cup committee of the League will meet this week and after some deliberation, we will announce a decision sometime this week," September said.

Kaizer Chiefs set-up a Soweto Derby (MTN8 Final) meeting with Orlando Pirates on Saturday, September 20 courtesy of a 3-0 (5-0 aggregate) victory over Platinum Stars in their second-leg semi-final at FNB Stadium on Sunday.

Chiefs ensured a second derby meeting early in the season, following the Carling Black Label Cup before the start of the 2014/15 campaign, while at least two more derbies await when the fierce rivals clash in the league, home and away.

Pirates booked their spot in the final thanks to a 3-1 (5-1 aggregate) victory over Wits in Soweto on Saturday, August 23 securing a second successive appearance for the Buccaneers, who lost out to Stars a year ago.

The Sea Robbers, meanwhile, were drawn as the home team at whichever venue is selected to host the clash.

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As such, Pirates would enjoy several minor advantages but ultimately would not benefit greatly with the match being played at a neutral venue.

The last time Chiefs and Pirates met in the top-eight cup final was in 2011 where Oupa Manyisa scored in extra-time to guide Pirates to victory, after the game had ended goalless after 90 minutes.

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