Cape Town - Loftus
Stadium manager Hugo Kemp has promised Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso
Mosimane that the venue's playing surface will ready for the club's
clash with Kaizer Chiefs in October.
Mosimane made no secret of the fact he was not happy with the
standard of the grass in Downs' last fixture there in a 2-1 defeat to
As such, Brazilians officials met with the stadium's management to
request this situation be remedied, and Kemp has promised that the grass
will be of a better quality for the Premiership encounter on October
Kemp told the Sowetan: "We had a meeting with Sundowns
representatives last week Thursday where they made a number of
recommendations and we are meeting them again on Monday to follow up on
"They have requested that we elevate the grass a little bit because
the pitch was a bit hard for football. Rugby prefers that the grass be
of a certain level from the ground and football is different.
But we will find a way that works for both as we have done in the past and we are confident about that."
Meanwhile Sundowns have signed Bafana Bafana defender Rivaldo Coetzee from Ajax Cape Town after his proposed move to Glasgow Celtic fell through after failing a medical due to an underlying foot problem.