Stadium will host the 2016/17 MTN8 final between Bidvest Wits and Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday, 01 October 2016.
The match will kick-off
This is the
first time that the Mbombela Stadium will host a MTN8 final. It has been three
years since Mbombela hosted a domestic Cup final – back in December 2013.
Soccer League acting Chief Executive, Mato Madlala said she was expecting the
people of Mpumalanga and other surrounding areas rally behind the event.
“As the League,
it is in our interest to ensure that we spread football to different parts of
the country to give our supporters an opportunity to watch Cup finals and we
are excited to announce that Mbombela Stadium will host this season’s MTN8
final. We would like to thank the different stakeholders in the city of
Mbombela who, firstly, showed interest and cooperation in our discussions. We
are looking forward to what we hope will be a great Cup final on 01 October. We
also want to thank our partners, MTN for their support,” Madlala said.
Tickets for the
MTN8 final will be sold at TicketPro outlets throughout the country. The PSL
will communicate ticketing information in due course.
MTN South Africa
Chief Consumer Office, Larry Annetts added: “We are very excited to be sharing
the MTN8 passion with the people of Mbombela. The MTN8 has visited a number of
provinces this year and to be able to conclude it at such a world class venue,
in a beautiful, vibrant and friendly city is fitting for the occasion of this
magnitude. We have no doubt that the people of Mbombela and soccer fans across
the country will come out in their numbers to witness the Wafa Wafa showdown at
the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday, 01 October as the last team standing walks
away with R8 million.”