Telkom Knockout: Christmas comes early for Team of Choice_1

Maritzburg United have put together some enticing package deals for the Telkom Knockout Final as a reward for their supporters and in a bid to turn Moses Mabhida blue.


After seeing off Kaizer Chiefs in the semifinal courtesy of a Judas Moseamedi brace the Team of Choice are one match away from claiming their first major trophy.

Turning Durban blue for the Telkom Knockout final


Standing in their way are South Africa’s super-club Mamelodi Sundowns, so Maritzburg United will need all the help they can get.


Club CEO Younus Kadodia has unveiled enticing fan packages aimed at ensuring that a wave of blue heads down the N3 to Durban.


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To ensure that as many fans as possible make the trip and are properly kitted out for the occasion Maritzburg United have offered two package deals to their supporters for the final.


In a unique offering, fans can secure a ticket to the Telkom Knockout Final, travel to the match and an official Maritzburg United jersey for just R300. For R150 gets tickets, travel and a supporter shirt.


Maritzburg United have a particularly fervent support base despite the club’s relatively short history in the top-flight and lack of major trophy’s and they are known for turning up regardless of how well the team might be playing.


The support shown at the Harry Gwala Stadium last season was once again a big part of saving the club from the drop as they had been during the great escape of 2015/16.


 “Our supporters are an integral part of the club who have stood by us through thick and thin and have proven themselves to be amongst the best in the country,” Kadodia told the club’s official website.
“We recognise the huge role they continue to play and would like to take this opportunity to offer them what we believe are two unbeatable deals.

Making TKO final a home game


Kadodia is eager to create a ‘home’ atmosphere which will take some doing in the Stadium built for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Moses Mabhida Stadium can hold up crowds of up to 80,000 although it is likely to be set up to cater for a gathering of just over 50,000 for the Telkom Knockout final.


“We’ve been fortunate to play the final in our own province, and want to capitalise on this by ensuring a ‘home’ environment prevails, with the Moses Mabhida stands decked out in the blue of Maritzburg United.”


United are the only major club in the city of Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KZN and their supporters will make the short trip to Moses Mabhida Stadium to back their team on 14 December.