Kaizer Chiefs will use their friendly match against Chippa United on Sunday, July 20, as preparation for the upcoming Carling Black Label Cup Soweto Derby final against Orlando Pirates on July 26.
The newly-promoted Chilli Boys have also been hard at work in pre-season, and Kosta Papic’s men will undoubtedly also gain great value from the clash.
Chiefs are currently camping in Port Elizabeth as they also get ready for the hotly-anticipated 2014/15 campaign. The friendly against Chippa will take place at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in PE. The match seems a fitting spectacle to honour the late great statesman, Nelson Mandela – it falls just two days (July 18) after the international day (Mandela Day) held in honour of his life.
Chiefs’ website are reporting that the club will take some time away from their training preparations to undertake some volunteer work and community service as part of the celebrations to honour Madiba.
Nonetheless, the clash with the NFD champions on Sunday will serve as a dress rehearsal for the Soweto Derby which is fast approaching in late July. For Chippa, the encounter with the Glamour Boys will be the first time they officially appear in a game in PE – the club recently made the ‘Windy City’ their home base after spending a number of years in Cape Town.
The start time for the game against Chippa is 15h00. Tickets are reportedly on sale at Computicket outlets nationwide with adults being charged R40, and kids tickets selling for R20.