Orlando Pirates supporters will be relieved to know that their match tonight will be shown live on television, despite being played behind closed doors.
On Tuesday last week, it was confirmed by the league that the PSL’s Disciplinary Committee ruled that Pirates would play one of their matches in a closed stadium, as a punishment for last season’s incident of crowd violence which took place at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on 11 February 2017, during their match against Mamelodi Sundowns.
It was later confirmed on the same day by Bucs that the match to be played behind closed doors is tonight’s one, against Bidvest Wits.
“The Absa Premiership match between Orlando Pirates and Bidvest Wits scheduled for Wednesday, 25 April, will now be played behind closed doors in terms of a sanction handed down by the Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee.
“Fans who have already bought tickets for this match will be advised in the near future as to how to get a refund,” confirmed Pirates on the club’s official website.
While an earlier indication has been that the supporters would not be able to watch the match at all, it has now been confirmed that, in fact, the clash between the Buccaneers and the Students at the Orlando Stadium will be screened on television.