MTN8 final kick-off time changed – and SABC to screen the match live

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The Premier Soccer League has made a change to the upcoming MTN8 final between Bloemfontein Celtic and Orlando Pirates.

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Celtic and Pirates clash in the first cup final of the 2020/21 season on Saturday, December 12 with the venue having been confirmed earlier in the week as the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

MATCH BROUGHT FORWARD BY 30 MINUTES

The fixture was initially scheduled to kick off at 18:30.

However, the PSL has announced that the starting time will be brought forward by 30 minutes.

“The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has made a change to the kick-off time for next weekend’s MTN8 Final,” read a statement from the League.

“The 2020/21 #MTN8Final between Bloemfontein Celtic and Orlando Pirates which was scheduled to kick-off at 18h30 on Saturday, 12 December 2020 will now commence at 18h00.”

No explanation for the change was given, other than to say: “The 30-minute time change was necessitated by logistical reasons.”

SPECTATORS BANNED FROM THE STADIUM

Meanwhile, the PSL has announced that the national broadcaster will screen the match live on SABC 1.

In addition, viewers will also be able to watch on SuperSport channel 202.

Spectators remain prohibited from the venue due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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