• Kaizer Chiefs to play in Maize Cup

    Siphiwe Tshabalala of Kaizer Chiefs celebrates goal Siphiwe Tshabalala of Kaizer Chiefs celebrates goal

    Kaizer Chiefs are set to make their debut in the annual Bokone Bophirima Maize Cup as part of their pre-season preparations for the 2017-18 season.

    Platinum Stars, Free State Stars and Botswana’s League Champions Township Rollers were announced as the remaining sides to take part in the third installment of the Maize Cup, which is set to take place at the James Motlatsi Stadium in Orkney on Saturday, 15 July.

    Amakhosi are set to make their debut appearance in the tournament, and will be hoping to walk away as winners, much as rivals Orlando Pirates did last season.

    Dikwena face Ea Lla Koto, also making their debut this year, in the opening match of the competition, while Steve Komphela’s Chiefs will take on the Botswana League champions in the second semi-final.

    The Rollers will be making their second appearance in the competition Maize Cup, after taking part in the inaugural edition back in 2015.

    Maize Cup semi-finals:

    Platinum Stars vs Free State Stars – 10:00

    Kaizer Chiefs vs Township Rollers – 12:00

    Final:

    Winner Match 1 vs Winner Match 2 – 16:00

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