Durban will be the centre of attraction when Kaizer Chiefs entertain visitors Ajax Cape Town on Saturday, 16 December.
This mouth-watering clash will mark the last of the three matches that Amakhosi scheduled to play this season at their alternative home base, Moses Mabhida Stadium. Kick-off is at 20:15.
16 December is a day of great significance in South Africa. In 1838, the Battle of Blood River took place between the Voortrekkers and the Zulus, while Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) was formed in 1961 on that day.
And, who will forget this corresponding clash on 15 October 2016? Ajax Cape Town visited Amakhosi and 45 000 packed the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Lorenzo Gordinho and George Lebese scored to hand Amakhosi a 2-0 victory.
The match has all the hallmarks to turn into a real festivity. Both teams collected three valuable points in their last match. Chiefs beat Platinum Stars 1-0 and Ajax brought down Chippa United with the same scoreline. Surely, both teams will be fired up to close the year on a high before the Christmas break.
For Amakhosi there will be the added incentive of keeping within the log leader board, while for Ajax it is a matter of staying clear of the relegation zone. Chiefs are third on the log with 19 points from 14 outings, trailing leaders Mamelodi Sundowns by only three points. Ajax are flirting with the relegation zone with 13 points to their name, two points away from the bottom team Bidvest Wits.
Tickets are on sale at Computicket and Shoprite/Checkers outlets nationwide at a cost of R60.