Cape Town - SuperSport
United FC confirmed that it has applied to the Premier Soccer League for a venue
change in their home fixture against Free State Stars on September 24.
application was made to assist Tshwane neighbours Mamelodi Sundowns, who found
themselves without a booked stadium for their crucial CAF Champions League
semi-final tie against Zesco United of Zambia.
United CEO, Stan Matthews confirmed that they were under no obligation to
relinquish their booking of Lucas Moripe for their fixture to make way for the
Sundowns game but felt it the “right " thing to do for their cross field
"I can't pretend that we are happy about the situation as
it is disruptive to our coach's plans, our players, our supporters, our
sponsors and our budget," Matthews said.
"But sometimes you have to look at the bigger picture
and we truly want to support Sundowns in their quest for African glory which
will benefit the standing of the PSL as a whole and maybe mean additional
qualifying spots down the line.
"We hope our gesture gives them the added extra
to reach the Final where they can fly the SA flag high."
confirmed venue is the King Zwelithini Stadium in the township of Umlazi on the
same date and time.