Absa Premiership

SuperSport changes venue to help Sundowns

2016-09-20 09:26
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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.

The 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.

SuperSport 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 rivals.

"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."

The new confirmed venue is the King Zwelithini Stadium in the township of Umlazi on the same date and time.

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