Bizana Pondo Chiefs general manager Loyiso Jokweni has revealed that the team is still looking at other options for their home games in Eastern Cape.
He also clarified the matter regarding the team relocating to Durban after securing the GladAfrica Championship status. The Eastern Cape side currently use King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi, KwaZulu Natal, as their home ground and this has not sat well with the supporters of the team back in their home province.
Tsutsu, as he is affectionately known in football circles, told FARPost that there is a possibility of moving to Mtata Stadium in the near future.
“Mtata Stadium was one that we also selected but due to the fact that it was vandalised so the PSL could not approve the field,” he said.
“We were given the specifications and we are in communication with KSD Local Municipality to fix those things, we are waiting for them to confirm so that we can invite PSL again for inspection, I think the next stadium for our home games will be Mtata Stadium,” said Jokweni.
He also gave an update about the much talked about home venue in Winnie Madikizela Mandela Local Municipality, which is where the team originally comes from. “In Bizana there is no field, the construction is under way but still when you look at it, it will take some time for the field to be finished. We decided to say Durban is even closer than Umtata Stadium,” continued Jokweni.
He also pleaded with the supporters to give the team some time and not worry about the rough patch they have been going through in the GladAfrica Championship.
“Our supporters must not panic, we have a new coach (Clinton Larsen) whom we believe will save us from relegation, let them keep supporting the team,” concluded Jokweni.
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By Wonga Sirayi
FARPost’s KZN Reporter