After the Premier Soccer League fixture committee announced venues at the league’s headquarters in Parktown on Wednesday, SuperSport United learnt of their temporary new home stadium, something that brought joy to the Tshwane outfit.
Under normal circumstances, SuperSport United’s home matches are usually played at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville, Pretoria - a stadium they share with cross-town rivals Mamelodi Sundowns. In recent times, the club has also opted to take their matches to various destinations in the country, including Mbombela Stadium in Mpumalanga.
Now, Matsatsantsa will play the remainder of their home matches at the Bidvest Stadium, their ‘new’ home stadium in the PSL’s Biologically Safe Environment (BSE).
Speaking to the club’s official website, captain Ronwen Williams has revealed why the news of their home ground has been welcomed with open arms.
“Our new temporary venue Bidvest stadium has been very good to us over the past few years, it’s an announcement that brought joy to us as players. The players are looking very hungry and sharp, so hopefully we take that into our remaining games and continue having favourable results at Bidvest stadium.
“Everyone has adapted to the new normal, all players are looking stronger and ready for resumption of the league. We are definitely relieved to know that we will be playing soon, we have been working very hard and can’t wait to get back to doing what we love,” Williams said.
Williams also spoke about the importance of three players and a staff member who have recovered and are back training with the group after contracting COVID-19.
“Our players and staff members that have been affected by COVID-19 have recovered and followed all necessary protocols and have joined us, and we are glad to have them with us. The players’ fitness levels are very good, the first two weeks was our main focus and all players have done exceptionally well and have grown from strength to strength each day.
“Our technical team keeps us updated with all the information daily and they encourage us to continue to follow proper protocols as we don’t want to go into battle without any of our soldiers,” Williams said.