Bidvest Wits, Mamelodi Sundowns game moved to Nelspruit
Posted: 5 November 2010 Time: 6:57 am
Bidvest Wits have decided to take their League game against Mamelodi Sundowns to Mbombela Stadium on November 14.
The match between the Students and the Brazilians was initially billed for Bidvest Stadium on the same date. The kick-off time remains at 15h30. Speaking to KickOff.com, Bidvest Wits coach Roger De Sa said part of the decision to move to Nelspruit to play against Sundowns was to take the game to the people. "The Nelspruit stadium is not being used there and we want to take the brand to the people. Another reason is that the Wits students are writing exams and the move will also avoid disruption on the campus." The Clever Boys midfielder Sandile Sibande, who was born and bred in Nelspruit, says he is very excited about the move. Sibande tells KickOff.com that he has already invited friends and relatives in Nelspruit to come and watch him play against Sundowns. "I grew up in Nelspruit supporting Kaizer Chief, but my dream was to play professional football one day. "I am very excited to get the chance to play in my hometown in front of those people who know me and I have sent invitations to some of them to come and watch me when we play Sundowns," he says.