Moses Mabhida Stadium

The Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban will once again host this year’s MTN8 final. Photo: Getty Images

PSL make a call on fan attendance for the MTN8 final!

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has made a decision on whether or not football fans should be allowed to attend the MTN8 final.

Moses Mabhida Stadium

The Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban will once again host this year’s MTN8 final. Photo: Getty Images

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has made a decision on whether or not football fans should be allowed to attend the MTN8 final.

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This year’s MTN8 final will be between Cape Town City and Mamelodi Sundowns at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday, 30 October.

Kick-off is at 18:00.

In a statement released on Wednesday, the PSL said ONLY 2000 ‘fans’ will be allowed into the stadium to watch the final as per the country’s Covid-19 regulations under alert Level 1.

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However, the 2000 attendees will NOT necessarily be ordinary fans as the league said the tickets will be issued to sponsors of the league, MTN8 finalist member clubs and accredited personnel.

Consequently, there will be NO tickets available on sale, the league said in the same statement.

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Furthermore, those who will be in attendance should be fully vaccinated and should wear their masks in order to watch the game from inside the stadium.

FULL STATEMENT

In accordance with the approval granted by the department of Sport, Arts and Culture in terms of the directives issued by the minister of Sport, Arts and Culture on 15 October 2021, a total number of 2000 people will be allowed to attend the MTN8 final on Saturday, 30 October 2021.

The attendees will be made up of tickets issued to sponsors of the league as per contractual obligations, MTN8 finalist member clubs’ allocation, and accredited personnel (working staff, members of the media, players, technical team members and match officials). 

Due to the above-mentioned factors, there will be no tickets available for sale.

As provided in the directives, all attendees must be fully vaccinated and adhere to all covid-19 protocols such as wearing of masks and social distancing.

The PSL wishes to thank supporters, sponsors, the media, and all other stakeholders for being part of this test event.

The League calls upon all members of the public to continue supporting Government’s stance on the importance of vaccinations and the achievement of the required herd immunity. The sooner sufficient South Africans are vaccinated, the sooner supporters will be able to return in numbers.