Free State to host Diski Shield festival

The competition, which was launched earlier this month at the PSL offices, will kick-off on April 7 and Free State will have the honour of hosting the opening festival at Kaizer Sebothelo Stadium in Botshabelo. The matches will be played over two days.

The 16 PSL reserve sides have been grouped into four regions:  central, coastal west, coastal east and northern.

Each region consists of four clubs all fighting for a spot in the semi finals

The first festival will feature clubs from the coastal west and central regions: Free State Stars, Cape Town City, Orlando Pirates, Bidvest Wits, Ajax Cape Town, Bloemfontein Celtic, Kaizer Chiefs and Platinum Stars.

On April 7, Ea Lla Koto will host the Citizens at 10h00 and Pirates will come up against Wits at 12h00.

On April 8, Celtic will play Ajax at 10h00, while Amakhosi will take on Dikwena at 12h00.

In the first round of the tournament, clubs will play each other once and the club with the most points at the end of the pool stages will progress to the semi finals.

Tickets can be collected at the stadium from Thursday and Friday, April 5 and 6 from 13h00.