MTN8: Fans brace for the big day

Just a week to go before some of the senior Zimbabwe national team players fight it out in one of the Absa Premiership’s biggest knockout tournaments.

Willard Katsande

Willard Katsande

The lucrative MTN8 Trophy final – where the winner takes home R8million, is slated for the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, on September 19, with defending champions Kaizer Chiefs and Ajax Cape Town set to fight it for the jugular.

With fans, including Zimbabwean migrants, gearing for the big one, the PSL announced earlier this week that tickets were running out fast at R80 for the West Stand and R40 for the rest of the stadium.

“We have seen some impressive numbers in this year’s MTN8 competition when it comes to crowd attendance and we are anticipating another big turnout at the Nelson Mandela Bay on Saturday, 19 September 2015,” said PSL CEO Brand de Villiers. At least two Zimbabwean soccer players will end on the winners’ side, as both sides boast some of the country’s finest footballers.

Defending champions Chiefs have their first line of defence built around Zimbabwe Warriors midfield hardman, Willard Katsande, while winger Ovidy Karuru usually comes off the bench to complete the Zimbabwean connection in the Naturena-based outfit.

Ajax are home to two former Highlanders players – Milton Ncube and newly-signed future striking prospect, Thomas Chidewu, who is still awaiting his work permit.

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