The Premier Soccer League, together with sponsors, Nedbank confirmed the venue at the draw of the Nedbank Cup semi-finals which see Chippa United playing at home against defending champions SuperSport United and Lamontville Golden Arrows taking on Orlando Pirates.
The early announcement of the venue is set to officially kickstart the Road to Durban Countdown. This is part of the plan to make this year’s Nedbank Cup final more than just about the 90 minutes of football but a celebration of the game, the tourism and entertainment sectors before and during the championship match.
PSL acting Chief Executive, Mato Madlala said: “The PSL and Nedbank want to make the 2017 edition of the Nedbank Cup final special – after all, we are celebrating 10 years of a wonderful partnership. The Moses Mabhida Stadium is one of the country’s most iconic venues and we have hosted some historic finals there. From today, we will intensify planning to ensure we deliver a spectacular world class event. Good luck to the four clubs that have qualified for the semi-finals.”
Ms Madlala’s sentiments were echoed by Thulani Sibeko, Group Executive for Marketing, Communications and Corporate Affairs at Nedbank.
“We are delighted to head to the magnificent city of Durban in Kwazulu Natal for the 2016/2017 season of the Nedbank Cup final. It’s only fitting that as part of our ten-year celebrations, we head to South Africa’s playground. Football has proven to be a great platform for us to connect with the communities that we serve and this year is no different as we aim to paint the City of Ethekwini green. We urge fans to purchase their tickets early, particularly because the final will have unrivalled entertainment and giveaways for those supporters who arrive early” said Sibeko.
Nedbank have purchased 10 000 tickets from the PSL for the final which will be sold exclusively to Nedbank clients for only R10 a ticket – a discount of over 80% in value to the ticket price. Active Nedbank account holders can purchase two tickets per person at TicketPro outlets.
The PSL will communicate all other ticket pricing and information in due course.