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Soweto Derby moved to December

Soweto Derby moved to December

The Soweto Derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, which was postponed this week after the death of Buccaneers and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa, has been moved to December.

Meyiwa was shot and killed in a robbery whilst visiting his girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo, in Vosloorus on the East Rand during Sunday evening.

He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Botshelong Hospital.

The provisional date for the Derby is said to be on the 20th of December, with ABSA Premier Soccer League (PSL) games on that date, between the Chiefs and Mpumalanga Black Aces as well as Pirates and Bloemfontein Celtic, have moved to early next year.

Fans, who bought tickets for Saturday’s match, can either use them on the above mentioned date, or return them for a full refund.

Details for the Derby have not yet been finalised as no official information has been received.

"The @OfficialPSL has not confirmed a new date for the #AbsaPrem Soweto Derby," tweeted PSL official, Lux September.

"The PSL will, at an appropriate time, release a statement on a new date for the #AbsaPrem Soweto Derby fixture.

Seven PSL matches scheduled for this coming weekend will go ahead as planned.


Photo caption: The Soweto Derby has been moved to December after the passing of Orlando Pirates goalkeeper, Senzo Meyiwa. Photo courtesy of www.citizen.co.za