DStv Premiership side Chippa United have confirmed their new home after getting the green light from the PSL.
This Chilli Boys confirmed the news on Friday evening, 8 December 2023.
Chippa confirmed that the Buffalo City Stadium has been given the green light after seven years of hosting professional football.
The Gqeberha-based outfit is expected to play its first game there on the 23rd of December 2023 against Polokwane City.
The club’s chairman Chippa Mpengesi welcomed the news with open arms.
CHIPPA UNITED OFFICIAL STATEMENT
“I’m honoured to announce that after 7 years the Buffalo City Stadium has been given the green light by the PSL to welcome professional football matches once again.
“This significant milestone goes beyond just bringing football back; it’s about reviving a space that caters to various sports, a place that holds cherished memories for Rugby fans and sports enthusiasts alike.
“Our next home game will mark the beginning of this new chapter, taking place at the rejuvenated Buffalo City Stadium on the 23rd of December against Polokwane City FC.
“We invite all sports lovers from the Transkei region and all over Eastern Cape to join us in this momentous occasion. We sincerely thank Prof. Ronald Schloss from the Premier Soccer League [PSL] for thoroughly inspecting the Buffalo City Stadium’s field.
“His expertise and guidance have been invaluable in ensuring that our facilities meet the PSL’s high standards. As of now, the stadium is approved to host day games.
“We are actively working on upgrading our floodlighting system. Once this is finalised, we will be equipped to host evening matches as well. I have always believed in tackling challenges head-on and striving for the pinnacle of excellence.
“Today, I’m excited to share news that heralds a new era for us a time to blaze a trail into the future. As we move forward, our promise to remain the pride of the Eastern Cape is stronger than ever.”
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