Full time moments as Pirates winning Pirates players jubilant and Chiefs players dejected. Dumisani Zuma of Kaizer Chiefs and Mario Booysen of Kaizer Chiefs during the Absa Premiership match between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs at FNB Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)
The Telkom Knockout semi-final match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will be played at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, the Premier Soccer League has announced.
With the FNB Stadium, which normally hosts this fixture, not available because of a religious event, there was speculation as to where the Soweto Derby will be played.
Moses Mabhida and Mbombela Stadium were mentioned as possible hosts, but the PSL has now announced that it will be played in Durban on Saturday, November 24 at 3pm.
The second semi-final fixture between Baroka FC and Bidvest Wits will be played on Sunday, 25 November 25.
As both fixtures will be in high demand, members of the public are urged to purchase their ticket early.
We know that Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates can pack out FNB Stadium, but the interest in the next instalment of the Soweto Derby reached new heights on Friday.
It took just two hours for all general tickets to be sold out for the Telkom Knockout semi-final between the two Soweto giants, which will take place on November 24 (3.30pm kickoff) at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
The usual venue, Soccer City, has been pre-booked by the Motsepe Foundation for a national prayer meeting on that weekend.
But the soccer fans of KwaZulu-Natal made sure that they got their hands on the much sought-after tickets on Friday, with the PSL announcing that the tickets were sold out inside two hours after going on sale at 2pm.
The PSL will hope that there is no violence that will affect the game for the 56 000-capacity crowd, though, following the chaotic scenes when Chiefs lost 2-0 to Free State Stars in the Nedbank Cup semi-final in April.
The league also issued a warning on Friday that anyone who is selling tickets from now onwards will be selling fake tickets.
The PSL, together with the police and security clusters, will adopt a zero tolerance to fake tickets, and to those who will be trying to resell tickets in and around the stadium.
This past weekend, six people were arrested at Moses Mabhida – and four of those are still in jail after they were denied bail.
BREAKING:General Tickets for the TKO2018 Semi-final: @KaizerChiefs v @orlandopirates are SOLD OUT. Tickets were sold out inside 2 hours. pic.twitter.com/mgorvwULeV