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TS Galaxy issue update on Solomon Mahlangu Stadium

Mpumalanga-based side TS Galaxy have issued an update on their ‘preferred’ Solomon Mahlangu Stadium in KwaMhlanga.

The Rockets have always made their intentions of hosting their matches closer to their fan base at the Thembisile Hani Local Municipality.

They currently play their home matches at the FIFA 2010 venue Mbombela Stadium. In the early years of their existence in the PSL, Galaxy used the Kameelrivier stadium, which is just a few kilometres from the Solomon Mahlangu.

The Solomon Mahlangu stadium is currently utilised by Motsepe Foundation Championship side Casric Stars, but it still doesn’t meet the required standards to host a Premiership match.


“It has always been TS Galaxy’s intention to bring games at Solomon Mahlangu Stadium. But of course, the stadium has to meet the PSL standard,” said club boss Tim Sukazi.

“Currently, it does meet the Motsepe Foundation standards but not the DStv Premiership standards. Unfortunately, as you can see, we had to create a marquee for our VIP people [for catering].

TS Galaxy issue update on Solomon Mahlangu Stadium
Tim Sukazi alongside traditional leaders at Solomon Mahlangu Stadium 


“The VIP stand is very small and doesn’t even accommodate half the number of VIPs that we would have in a normal game. It doesn’t have a media Box and all those kinds of things. But the [Thembisile Hani Local] Municipality knows what to do.

“I am sure they are planning and will make sure that, eventually, the stadium meets the standards,” he said.

Galaxy will open their 2023/24 campaign at home against Cape Town Sours on Sunday.

“But then we do have the Mbombela Stadium, a beautiful stadium, and we are well catered for by the Mbombela Municipality. We have now made it our own, but hopefully, this stadium and the Kameelrivier will meet the required standards.

“So that our people can also have the opportunity to watch the games. For instance, now we have about four fixtures that the Mbombela Stadium couldn’t host, and they could be coming here,” added Sukazi.

“We have to look for other stadiums. But that is the headache that we have now, it is preferable, but it is what it is.”

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