Excitement after Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium confirmed as venue for MTN 8 final


There was excitement across social media on Friday afternoon after the Premier Soccer League (PSL) together with sponsors, mobile giant MTN, confirmed that the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth will host the 2015/16 MTN8 final on 19 September. The final, which kicks off at 3pm, will be between Ajax Cape Town and Kaizer Chiefs.

Hashtag Nelson Mandela Bay 'trended' for several hours on Twitter.

The PSL Organising Committee also confirmed that ticket prices will be R80 (for West Stand) and R40 (for the rest of the stadium). They will be on sale at Computicket and Shoprite checkers. The PSL will advise on the availability of tickets in due course.

In a statement, PSL CEO, Brand de Villiers said: “We are pleased to announce that the Nelson Mandela Bay will host this year’s MTN8 final. There were a number of factors that influenced this decision including the response we got from the people of the Eastern Cape when we staged a Cup final there a few months ago.”

Last year, MTN8 final tickets were sold out in less than three hours. De Villiers said he is hoping that fans from all corners of the country will once again purchase their tickets early.

“We have seen some impressive numbers in this year’s MTN8 competition when it comes to crowd attendance and we are anticipating another big turnout at the Nelson Mandela Bay on Saturday, 19 September 2015.”