Mamelodi Sundowns open MultiChoice Diski Challenge title defence against Bloemfontein Celtic
Posted: 4 September 2017 Time: 11:38
MultiChoice Diski Challenge champions Mamelodi Sundowns will kick off the fourth season of the Reserve League against the team they pipped to the title in February, Bloemfontein Celtic.
They are two of eight clubs participating in the first festival of the new season this weekend in a new venue - the Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium in Clermont, west of Durban. Completing the festival lineup is the KZN-based trio of Lamontville Golden Arrows, AmaZulu and Maritzburg United, as well as Free State Stars and Soweto's Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.
Winners of the Diski Challenge will go on a developmental international tour comprising of friendly matches against reserve sides from other leagues and receive training from some of the best youth coaches in the world. The Netherlands has been the destination of choice for the last three seasons. The 2017/18 champions will go to a new destination, which will be announced at a later stage.
A lucky fan will also accompany the winning team on the international tour. Fans attending the festivals (via ticket draw) and watching on TV (via SMS line) will go into a lucky draw at the end of each festival to win a grocery voucher. The grocery voucher winners from all festivals will then go into a final draw at the end of the season to win the trip.
As it has been in the past three seasons of the Diski Challenge, entry into all matches is free but fans will need to have tickets to gain entry into the stadium. Tickets for the Clermont festival will be available at the stadium’s ticket office on Thursday and Friday from 2-5pm. Fans will need to produce an ID document to receive match day tickets. Only two tickets per person.
All Diski Challenge matches are broadcast live on SuperSport 4 (DStv channel 204) and SuperSport 10 (DStv channel 210) and on community TV channels available on DStv.
Saturday, September 9
Bloemfontein Celtic vs Mamelodi Sundowns
10am Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium SS4 HD/SS10
AmaZulu FC vs Orlando Pirates 12pm Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium SS4 HD/SS10
Baroka FC vs Bidvest Wits 10am Old Peter Mokaba Stadium
Cape Town City vs Polokwane City 12pm NY 49 Gugulethu Stadium
SuperSport United vs Platinum Stars 12pm Lucas Moripe Stadium
Chippa United vs Ajax Cape Town 12pm Wolfson Stadium
Sunday, September 10
Maritzburg United vs Free State Stars 10am Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium SS4 HD/SS10
Golden Arrows vs Kaizer Chiefs 12pm Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium SS4 HD/SS10