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Schloss gives FNB pitch 'thumbs up'

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. 

Article by: Ernest Fakude

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 03:27 pm
the turf needs to be in a perfect condition for these two teams to give us a good game
Anonymous
posted: 03:31 pm
Why did they allow that U2 concert to be held at FNB when they knew that the derby will be played there in two weeks time.
sammy ETO'ONAIL
posted: 08:05 pm
They should have done their stupid U2 concert at a white people stadium.
Anonymous
posted: 08:25 pm
@Jomo n Mongo
blame the people in charge of the stadium,the Stadium Management SA or wateva they cal themselvs..they caused al ths 'pitch mess'
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