Left to right, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Bernard Parker, Hlompho Kekana and Sibusiso Vilakazi at the launch of the Shell Helix Ultra Cup presented by SMSA at FNB Stadium on Monday. Photo: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix
Left to right, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Bernard Parker, Hlompho Kekana and Sibusiso Vilakazi at the launch of the Shell Helix Ultra Cup presented by SMSA at FNB Stadium on Monday. Photo: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix
Left to right: Anton Niemann, Shell Downstream SA General Manager, George Lebese, Hlompho Kekana, Jacques Grobbelaar, CEO of SMSA, Hlomiphizwe Mtolo, Shell Companies South Africa Chairman and Sibusiso Vilakazi. Photo: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix
Left to right: Anton Niemann, Shell Downstream SA General Manager, George Lebese, Hlompho Kekana, Jacques Grobbelaar, CEO of SMSA, Hlomiphizwe Mtolo, Shell Companies South Africa Chairman and Sibusiso Vilakazi. Photo: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix
Left to right: Sibusiso Vilakazi, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Hlompho Kekana, Anton Niemann, Shell Downstream SA General Manager, Jacques Grobbelaar, CEO of SMSA, Bernard Parker, Hlomiphizwe Mtolo, Shell Companies SA Chairman, Ramahlwe Mphahlele and George Lebese. Photo: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix
Left to right: Sibusiso Vilakazi, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Hlompho Kekana, Anton Niemann, Shell Downstream SA General Manager, Jacques Grobbelaar, CEO of SMSA, Bernard Parker, Hlomiphizwe Mtolo, Shell Companies SA Chairman, Ramahlwe Mphahlele and George Lebese. Photo: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix
Left to right: Jacques Grobbelaar, CEO of SMSA, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Anton Niemann, Shell Downstream SA General Manager, Bernard Parker, Hlomiphizwe Mtolo, Shell Companies SA Chairman and Ramahlwe Mphahlele. Photo: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix
Left to right: Jacques Grobbelaar, CEO of SMSA, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Anton Niemann, Shell Downstream SA General Manager, Bernard Parker, Hlomiphizwe Mtolo, Shell Companies SA Chairman and Ramahlwe Mphahlele. Photo: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

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.

 

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