Kaizer Chiefs will have a chance to win some silverware early next season – and no, it’s not the Carling Cup, which won’t be played due to the Fifa World Cup.
Stadium Management SA (SMSA) announced on Monday night that the Amakhosi will take on Mamelodi Sundowns in the newly created Shell Helix Ultra Cup, which will take place on July 21 at the FNB Stadium.
SMSA said in a statement that they are the rights holders for the event, and will be sponsored by Shell Downstream SA in a three-year deal.
The match will be an ideal opportunity for the new Kaizer Chiefs coach – whomever it may be as a replacement for the now-departed Steve Komphela – to gauge his players ahead of the MTN8 competition and Premiership season.
While the Amakhosi management have yet to name a replacement, it has been rumoured that former Chelsea and Ghana manager Avram Grant is being considered, along with Free State Stars mentor Luc Eymael.