SuperSport bail out Downs with venue change

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SuperSport United coach Stuart Baxter
  • Post published:September 20, 2016

SuperSport United have confirmed that it has applied to the Premier Soccer League for a venue change for their home fixture against Free State Stars on Saturday.

The application was made to assist Mamelodi Sundowns who found themselves without a booked stadium for their Caf Champions League semi-final encounter against Zesco United.

SuperSport United CEO Stan Matthews says he is not happy with the decision to hand the Lucas Moripe over to Sundowns as it disrupts their Absa Premiership fixture but understands and supports the Brazilians as they venture on in the Caf Champions League.

‘I can’t pretend that we are happy about the situation as it is disruptive to our coach’s plans, our players, our supporters, our sponsors and our budget,’ Matthews said.

‘But sometimes you have to look at the bigger picture and we truly want to support Sundowns in their quest for African glory which will benefit the standing of the PSL as a whole and maybe mean additional qualifying spots down the line.

‘We hope our gesture gives them the added extra to reach the final where they can fly the SA flag high.’

SuperSport United face Free State Stars on Saturday with the match at the King Zwelithini Stadium kicks off at 20:15.