DURBAN – Kaizer Chiefs are set to sign a three-year contract to stage some of their home matches at the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
Amakhosi have already confirmed that their home clash in the MTN8 quarter-final against SuperSport United will take place at the venue next Saturday, August 12.
Stadium manager Vusi Mazibuko confirmed that they were in the process of finalising everything with Amakhosi this week.
“We haven’t signed anything at this stage. But we will be signing a three-year contract with Chiefs, where we will be staging some of their home games,” Mazibuko said.
“I think we should finalise everything before the end of the week. We are looking at hosting more games than we staged last season.”
In the previous campaign, Amakhosi took three of their league home games to the iconic Durban World Cup venue.
They hosted Ajax Cape Town, Baroka FC and Highlands Park in the Absa Premiership, while Free State Stars also played their in a Telkom Knockout clash.
“Last season was all about testing whether the partnership will be beneficial to all parties or not. Both parties were happy. Chiefs collected seven points out of a possible nine, and the fans came out in their numbers to the matches,” Mazibuko said.
Before utilising Durban as their alternative home ground, Chiefs previously used the Cape Town Stadium, having also played some of their home matches at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.
Mazibuko went on to tell Independent Media that their intention is to host more than 10 A category matches at Moses Mabhida.
“Our plan is to host 12 to 15 matches this upcoming season. We want to host more Chiefs games, two Bafana Bafana qualifiers, two PSL Cup finals and all of the big matches of our local teams, AmaZulu and Lamontville Golden Arrows.
“We are still in talks with AmaZulu and Arrows to host their big matches. We have already secured the Bafana Bafana World Cup qualifier against Cape Verde in September. We are looking to host another one.”