Even though preparations for the CAF Champions League match between SuperSport United and Mbane Swallows are still at an early stage, KickOff.com has it on good authority that United have had positive discussions with the management of Mbombela Stadium to stage the game against Swallows in Nelspruit on the weekend of February 26-28.
Matsatsantsa communication manager David Skosana has also confirmed that his club intends to host Swallows in Nelspruit.
“We are still in discussion with relevant people responsible for
managing the Mbombela Stadium about taking our game against Mbabane
Swallows to Nelspruit. Even though there is a team in PSL from
Mpumalanga, we believe that people in certain areas of the province are
starved of top football action. We are confident that our discussions
will be fruitful,” he added.
Meanwhile SuperSport are set to be the first PSL team to return back for training after the festive holidays.
United players are due to report for training in Pretoria on Monday.
Skosana said they are not worried about Mamelodi Sundowns breathing down their necks in the race for the Absa Premiership title.
“We are not worried about anyone. We have been in the same position for
the past two seasons. We had Ajax Cape Town fighting to the last minute
for the title in 2007\08. Then last season it was Orlando Pirates.
“This time the opportunity has been presented to Mamelodi Sundowns.”