With the Cape Town Stadium pitch still not ready for action, Cape Town City are taking their football to the home of rugby.
Benni McCarthy’s Citizens kick off the defence of their MTN8 crown against Polokwane at Newlands in a 3pm quarterfinal this Saturday.
Having been forced to play last weekend’s home Western Cape derby against Stellenbosch at Athlone Stadium because of a relaid pitch at Greenpoint, City have been proactive in finding venues to play.
This weekend, though, Ajax Cape Town will be kicking off their NFD campaign at the Cape Flats landmark.
On Tuesday, the club confirmed that they will be hosting the game at Western Province’s home with John Dobson’s Currie Cup hopefuls travelling to Kimberley to take on Griquas this weekend.
After that, City’s next home game is an August 27 clash against Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs and they are hoping that Cape Town Stadium will be ready by then.
With no official word on when the pitch will be up to scratch, the club is expecting an update from City of Cape Town management to make any other arrangements.
City owner John Comitis continued his criticism of CoCT bosses this weekend telling Kickoff: “You can’t tell the sevens rugby five days before the event, ‘Sorry can you move your game to Athlone’... they will sue the City for millions.”