Ronnie Schloss happy with FNB Stadium condition
Posted: 23 February 2011 Time: 3:13 pm
PSL Chief Operations Officer Professor Ronnie Schloss has allayed fears that the pitch at the FNB Stadium is in a bad condition after the venue hosted the U2 concert recently.
The turf was removed at the stadium about a week ago to allow the concert to take place and only relayed this week. Speaking to KickOff.com, Schloss gave a 'thumbs up' to the state of the pitch at Soccer City and assured players from both Pirates and Chiefs that the turf will be in better condition for the Soweto Derby. "Obviously the pitch will not be the same after the turf was removed to allow the concert take place about 10 days ago. However, I inspected the field yesterday and can confirm that it is in a playable condition although it will not be the same as before," he says. The match between Bucs and Amakhosi is set to be a sell-out after more than 70 000 tickets had been snapped up by yesterday. Both teams have already urged their fans to behave during the Soweto Derby on Saturday.