Kaizer Chiefs has confirmed that they will use the New Peter Mokaba stadium to play three league home games next year. The Gauteng-based team has reached agreement with the Polokwane Municipality.
The last time Amakhosi played their home matches in Polokwane was in 2011 and 2015. The matches that will be played in Limpopo are against Royal AM on 29 January, Lamontville Golden Arrows on the 19 February and Swallows on 2 May 2023. Kaizer Chiefs Marketing and Commercial director Jessica Motaung say it’s exciting to play in the province of Limpopo and that they enjoy the support from that part of the country.
“We are delighted to be back into the province of Limpopo and the city of Polokwane in particular, where we enjoy great support,” she said.
Jessica Motaung added: “We are looking forward to three exciting games with a full stadium because we know that the people of Limpopo will come out in numbers because they love Amakhosi.
“Their support proved key in the past when we lifted the league trophy with the New Peter Mokaba as our home venue. We hope that history will be repeated when we play at the New Peter Mokaba Stadium again.”
On the other hand, the city manager of Polokwane is also excited about the Glamour Boys playing their home games in their province. Thuso Nemugumoni says having Kaizer Chiefs in Polokwane is a strategic move because it will have an economic impact in Polokwane.
“Having Kaizer Chiefs in Polokwane is a strategic move as we know the economic impact it will have on the city. We know that it will boost tourism with many people traveling to Polokwane. We also know that jobs will be created, with small businesses standing to benefit from this,” says Thuso Nemugumoni.
However, Amakhosi were supposed to play against Royal AM and Golden Arrows at Free State Stadium next year according to DStv premiership season fixtures. In addition, the match between Kaizer Chiefs and Swallows was supposed to take place at Moses Mabhida Stadium. Only in South Africa does this type of fixture changes take place.
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