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Moses Mabhida Stadium to host Nedbank Cup final

Nedbank Cup finalPSL chairman Dr Irvin Khoza has revealed the venue of the 2019 edition of the Nedbank Cup final which will be held in May.

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The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has confirmed that the 2019 edition of the Nedbank Cup final will be held at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

The League’s chairman Dr Irvin Khoza called an urgent presser, which was held in Johannesburg on Monday morning.

Nedbank Cup final heads to Durban

One of the first revelations made by the “Iron Duke” was that of the destination for the big final, which will take place on Saturday, 18 May.

Khoza said the League had intended to take the final to Bloemfontein, but the Free State Stadium is not available on the set date.

“We wanted Bloemfontein as the venue initially, but it was not available, so we had to look for an alternative. So a decision has been taken by the cup committee to go to the Moses Mabhida Stadium.”

Irvin Khoza

Four teams remain in the Nedbank Cup with the semifinals set to take centre stage on 20 April.

Lamontville Golden Arrows open proceedings at the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium in Clermont, where they will host first division outfit TS Galaxy in the afternoon before a late kick off featuring Kaizer Chiefs, who visit Chippa United at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

Khoza also revealed that the annual PSL award will take place a day after the final on 19 May at Durban’s International Convention Centre.

Mamelodi Sundowns still await fate

Another matter that expected to be addressed is that of PSL champions Mamelodi Sundowns, who are awaiting sanctions after twin guilty verdicts for misconduct.

The Tshwane giants were brought before a disciplinary committee earlier in the year for fielding an ineligible player during a league match against Bidvest Wits in September 2018.

The ruled ruled against the club, and punishment could range anywhere from a fine and being docked a point with their opponents on the day awarded two extra points.

Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is also waiting to hear his fate after being found guilty of violent conduct during his side’s 3-3 draw against AmaZulu in Durban in November.

The 54-year-old was accused of punching a security official in the face and was subsequently found guilty by the PSL Disciplinary Committee, which also charged his club with bringing the league into disrepute.

Both club and coach are expected to be slapped with fines.

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