Ricochet News

Buffalo City to host Proteas and Chippa matches, see list of road closures

By Yolanda Palezweni - Oct 19, 2017
Buffalo City to host Proteas and Chippa matches, see list of road closures

The Buffalo City is looking forward to another bumper sporting extravaganza weekend hosting the Proteas and Chippa United Football Club this Sunday 22 October 2017.

Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality spokesperson, Samkelo Ngwenya, said that the city is not only predicting victories for both teams but also a full capacity crowds to live up to the reputation as South Africa’s “capital of fun” and a “sports destination of choice”.

He added that the Chilli Boys, as the football side is known, are returning to Buffalo City for the first time this season at their hunting ground the Sisa Dukashe Stadium following their win against Kaizer Chiefs in the Premiers Cup in August.

“Chippa will be hosting a wounded Cape Town City side that are coming from two defeats,” said Ngwenya.

He added that elsewhere in the City, the high flying Proteas will be hosting Bangladesh at the Buffalo Park Stadium on Sunday at 10 am.

He further added that the Proteas lead the ODI series by two nil after winning their first game by 10 wickets and the second game by 104 runs.

However, the Buffalo City local organising committee (LOC) has indicated that the City is ready and it is all systems go for the weekend games, the LOC has been sitting with other safety organs of state planning to deliver incident free events that are of international standard.

“Our security clusters include our disaster, traffic and law enforcement and these have submitted their plans and necessary certificates which have been approved,” said Ngwenya.

For the Chippa, game tickets are still available at Ticketpro for R40 adults and R20 for children.

Ngwenya advised people that do not have tickets not come close to the stadium precinct as security will be on high alert.

“We warn perpetrators who are dealing with counterfeit tickets that they will face the full might of the law,” said Ngwenya.

The Sisa Dukashe Stadium will open at 12h30 and with curtain raiser matches.

The Chippa/CT City game will kick-off at 15h30.

For the Proteas game, Tickets for the Proteas game are available through Ticketpro and at the Buffalo Park ticket office with cost raging from R80 to R350.Road closure for Proteas and Bangladesh.

Road Closures:

Proteas Game

  • Buffalo Park Drive at Commercial Road
  • Buffalo Park Drive at John Baillie Road
  • Buffalo Park Drive at the Entrance to the Old Craven park
  • Buffalo Park Drive at the Main Gate

 Lane Closure

  • John Baillie Road will be converted into a one-way Traffic from Buffalo Park Drive towards Link Road.

Alternative Parking will be made available at Commercial Road and Buffalo Park Drive (close to Fitzpatrick Road)

Chippa game

Streets in and around NU 2 Mdantsane and general parking will be available at the Orlando stadium.