BY REGINALD KANYANE
FIREWORKS are expected in a match between Platinum Stars and Orlando Pirates at Moruleng Stadium on Saturday. The two teams will participate in a Maize Cup. North West provincial government spokesperson, Brian Setswambung said the two teams are expected to dish out enterprising football.
“Soweto giants, Orlando Pirates FC will play against defending champions and host, Platinum Stars FC. We are expecting a cracker and dancers like Chomee together with Metro FM award, Best R&B single recipient, Cici will entertain the crowd. Local entertainers will also be on the programme to add some traditional ‘spice’ to the event.
“We will also be celebrating Women’s Day. This year mark 60th anniversary after more than 20 000 South African women of all races marched on to the Union Buildings in protest against “pass laws back in 1956,” Setswambung said.
North West province, Supra Mahumapelo has invited all women to attend the event. Mahumapelo said that women will be given a free pass on the day.
“We appreciate the role played by women in our society. This is the small way to show appreciation and gratitude. We hope this will make them feel special. We are delighted to have two top teams competing in the Bokone Bophirima Maize Cup this year. We are also looking forward to an outstanding day of entertainment for local and travelling fans. As part of CSI, the education and sport development department and two teams will host a development clinic for 200 kids the day before the match,” he said.
The match will provide football-starved fans with top quality pre-season action. It will also give them an opportunity to see some of the new recruits ahead of the 2016/2017 campaign. Both teams will be looking for good performances as they continue to prepare for the new season.
A youth development match will be played as curtain raiser. The Bojanala Women will square-up against Ngaka Modiri Molema Women (U19 Girls). Under-15 boys’ teams, Dr Kenneth Kaunda vs Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati will also lock horns.
The province will be giving away free beanies and pop-corn to the first 2000 fans coming into the stadium. The Kick Off will be at 3pm.
Tickets are available through Computicket & Shoprite Checkers at R40 for adults and R10 for children under 12 years.