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Mabhida manager denies preferential treatment

Moses Mabhida Stadium manager Vusi Mazibuko insists the venue does not receive preferential treatment from footballing authorities and says they aim to stage 15 games in a year.

Mazibuko has previously pointed out the Durban-based ground enjoys competitive advantages in regularly getting the nod for big matches ahead of the likes of Cape Town Stadium and Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, such as the MTN8 final between SuperSport United and Cape Town City on September 29.

This season Mabhida has also hosted the Telkom Knockout quarter-finals between Orlando Pirates and AmaZulu, and Kaizer Chiefs and SuperSport on November 3 and 4 respectively.

With FNB Stadium unavailable for the TKO semi between Chiefs and Pirates, Mabhida was further selected to stage the marquee fixture on November 24.

Besides being used by PSL sides AmaZulu, Golden Arrows and Amakhosi, Mabhida enjoys additional prominence on the international front.

Mabhida hosted Bafana’s 2019 AFCON qualifier with Libya in September and provides the setting for Tuesday’s Nelson Mandela Challenge contest with Paraguay, having also hosted a friendly with Guinea Bissau in March 2017 and a FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier with Cape Verde in September last year.

Mazibuko has provided insight into how Mabhia goes about their business.

“Like I said, we have not been done a favour, we have positioned this stadium as the venue of choice for mega events,” Mazibuko tells KickOff.com

“Like I said, we have not been done a favour, we have positioned this stadium as the venue of choice for mega events,” Mazibuko tells KickOff.com

“We said all of our [smaller] games must go to smaller stadiums; your Golden Arrows [to KwaMashu’s Princess Magogo Stadium], AmaZulu games [to Umlazi’s King

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