MDC: Mamelodi Sundowns play Kaizer Chiefs in MultiChoice Diski Challenge in Soshanguve

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Promise Mkhuma of Sundowns and Tshepo Myeni of Chi
Promise Mkhuma of Sundowns and Tshepo Myeni of Chiefs
Cassius Mailula of Sundowns and Kamohelo Hoala of
Cassius Mailula of Sundowns and Kamohelo Hoala of Chiefs
Musawenkosi Mdhluli of Sundowns and Sabelo Radebe
Musawenkosi Mdhluli of Sundowns and Sabelo Radebe of Chiefs

Mamelodi Sundowns will be looking to maintain their lead at the top of the MultiChoice Diski Challenge log when they take on Kaizer Chiefs this weekend.

Top football will make a return to the residents of Soshanguve for the second time when the PSL reserve league descends on the township this coming weekend at Giant Stadium.

Leaders Sundowns have 47 points, a point ahead of second-placed Bidvest Wits, while Chiefs are in seventh place on 30 points.

In stark contrast to the Absa Premiership table where the Amakhosi senior team enjoys a seven-point lead over Masandawana, in the MDC this weekend a win for The Brazilians would send them 20 points clear of the Glamour Boys.

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It has been a few years since the Diski Challenge made its one and only stop in Soshanguve – back in the 2015-16 season – the second year of the MDC.

The area has been starved of top-flight football for over a decade and the visit by the Diski Festival will be a shot in the arm for the township and surroundings.

Having already made visits through some of the country’s biggest townships, the PSL together with partners MultiChoice continue to stay true to the league’s founding promise and commitment of taking football to the people, and the community of Soshanguve will yet again be the beneficiary of that commitment.

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This weekend’s festival, the league’s 21st round, will take place on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 January. Gates will open at 08h00 on both days.

With just 10 rounds of fixtures remaining in the 2019/20 Diski Challenge, top eight spots are still up for grabs. The teams finishing in the top eight will be eligible to participate in the Diski Shield – the knockout version of the competition.

On Saturday, 14th-placed Polokwane City and 12th-placed Chippa United will lock horns at 10h00 while sixth-placed SuperSport United and third-placed Orlando Pirates will battle at 12h00.

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Wits and defending champions Bloemfontein Celtic will play in the first match on Sunday when they meet at 10h00. After losing this past weekend, table-toppers Sundowns will play Chiefs in the last match of the festival at 12h00.

Entry is free on both days but members of the public will be issued with a ticket as part of access control. Tickets will be available at the stadium's ticket office on Thursday and Friday from 13h00.

All four festival matches will be broadcast live on SuperSport 4 and 10 and on the Community TV channels available on DStv.

VIEW: MDC Fixtures