SuperSport United will host Kaizer Chiefs at Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on Saturday, 13 May after being kicked out from their usual home ground, Lucas Moripe Stadium.
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The decision came after the Premier Soccer League (PSL) declared the stadium unsuitable to host professional matches.
SuperSport United have remained unbeaten at the Lucas Moripe Stadium this season and collected seven out of nine points from their three matches at the Tshwane University of Technology Stadium.
However, the decision to move to a bigger venue in Rustenburg to accommodate Kaizer Chiefs’ fans has left coach Gavin Hunt disappointed.
Speaking to the media, Hunt expressed his disappointment and frustration, stating that his team had been successful at Lucas Moripe Stadium and they should have played Amakhosi there.
Team will do their best to get a result – Gavin Hunt
Hunt also mentioned that the move has destabilised the team, making it difficult for them to find their comfort zone in a new environment.
“It’s very disappointing because we had a lot of success at Lucas Moripe and now we got kicked out there. Okay, we got seven out of nine points at another venue which is fantastic, but it is not the same.
“I don’t even have a chair to sit on at the new stadium, so it is something that we need to do our best to try and get that stadium back because we should be playing Chiefs at Lucas Moripe on Saturday. That’s my opinion, but it is what it is,” Hunt said.
Hunt went on to say that playing at a familiar venue is crucial for smaller clubs like SuperSport United, who need to be comfortable in their environment to perform well.
However, he added that the team will do their best to get a positive result against Kaizer Chiefs, regardless of the venue.
Kick-off is at 15:00.