Vodacom Challenge tickets on sale next week


Manchester United have some unfinished business with four-time winners Kaizer Chiefs after the Amakhosi beat the Red Devils in a penalty shoot-out in the final of the prestigious annual tournament two years ago.

Inaugural champions Orlando Pirates will be looking to landing the coveted trophy for a third time, after their moment of glory in 2005.

SA’s soccer-crazy fans have already gone into overdrive as they look forward to witnessing the Ultimate Vodacom Challenge Soccer Experience mix of soccer, entertainment and competitions at the four match venues.

The Vodacom Challenge schedule will kick-off with Kaizer Chiefs taking on Manchester United at the Newlands Stadium in the Western Cape on Saturday, July 19. Tickets for this match will be on sale at just R250 (west grandstand), R120 (north and south stands), R120 (east stand lower level) and R60 (east stand upper level)

The action will then move to the Absa Stadium in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday, July 22 for the showdown between Orlando Pirates and the visiting English club, with tickets ticket on sale at R250 (west and east stand lower level), R120 (north and south stands) and R60 (west and east stand upper level)

On Thursday, July 24, the EPRU stadium in the Eastern Cape will once again be the scene of the ‘Soweto Derby’ between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs to decide which team will qualify to play Manchester United in the final of this year’s tournament.

Last year’s Vodacom Challenge match was watched by more television viewers than any previous derby, a record for any SA soccer match. All stand tickets to the Derby in Port Elizabeth will go on sale at R45 each.

The showpiece final is expected to be played in front of a sell-out crowd at the Loftus stadium in Gauteng on Saturday, July 26.

Tickets for the grand finale in Tshwane will be on sale at R250 (west grand stand), R120 (north and south stands), R120 (east lower level stand) and R60 (east stand upper level).

Tickets are available at Computicket, Checkers, Checkers-Hyper and Shoprite outlets. In the Eastern Cape, tickets will also be on sale at Musica (CBD – PE), Caltex Garage (Humewood), Monde’s Tavern (Motherwell), Kentucky Fried Chicken (Njoli), PEP Stores (Uitenhage), BP Garage (East London) and EPRU stadium (Humewood).

“The ticket prices have been structured to allow all South African supporters to enjoy the Vodacom Challenge Soccer Experience,” said Brand De Villiers, CEO SAIL Group.

“Building on the successes of previous years we will once again adopt a reserve seating policy. Spectators are encouraged to get their tickets early to secure the best seat in the house. If supporters wish to sit together they are encouraged to purchase their tickets together.”

No tickets will be sold at the stadiums on match day.