Soweto Derby confirmed for outside Gauteng


Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed they will take the Soweto Derby cup clash set for November 2 to their alternative home venue – Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium – as revealed by this morning.

This comes after Tuesday evening's draw pitted the two sides against one another, with the fixture dates of that particular round set to be hosted on the same weekend as the Soweto Marathon.

It was then reported that the decision would rest with Amakhosi as to whether they would indeed decide to take the fixture elsewhere out of respect for the marathon, and given they will also host the Absa Premiership Derby a week later at Johanneburg's FNB Stadium.

Now it has been confirmed that indeed KwaZulu-Natal's premier football venue will host the two sides, with kick-off scheduled for 15h00.

The last time the two sides met in a Telkom Knockout Derby, Pirates came out 2-1 victors at Moses Mabhida in the 2018 semifinals, when Milutin Sredojevic and Giovanni Solinas were still in charge.

Details for the other three quarterfinals have also been confirmed as follows:

20h00 - Maritzburg United vs Highlands Park (Harry Gwala Stadium)

15h00 - Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates (Moses Mabhida Stadium)

20h15 - SuperSport United vs Golden Arrows (Mbombela Stadium)

15h00 - Chippa United vs Mamelodi Sundowns (Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium)