Kaizer Chiefs’ visit to the Cape Town Stadium to face Cape Town City this month is doubtful due to pitch readiness.
Chiefs are scheduled to take on City on Tuesday 27 August, but the hosting club have learned that the venue may not be ready in time.
As reported on Futaa yesterday, City have been forced to take this weekend's Cape derby to the Athlone Stadium where they will face Stellenbosch FC after the Cape Town Stadium was confirmed to be still recovering after a music event.
Urgent Announcement 🚨— Cape Town City FC (@CapeTownCityFC) August 5, 2019
The #AbsaPrem fixture between Cape Town City and Stellenbosch has been moved to Athlone Stadium.
Full statement to follow.
"We would never play Chiefs at Athlone‚ we cannot do that‚ it's not safe‚” Comitis told Times Live.
“We have to consider moving the game completely out of the city. I don't think we will be there [Cape Town Stadium]. When I saw the pitch I think they are three weeks away from being ready.”
"We have to start looking at our options with regards Kaizer Chiefs because Athlone Stadium is not fit for a game like Chiefs.”
Comitis continued to explain how the City leaves much to be desired in terms of going all out to make sure the club is left satisfied with their best efforts.
"You cannot control the weather‚ but what was in the hands of the Cape Town Stadium was what were they prepared to do to make sure that pitch was ready‚” Comitis said.
“It is always a financial thing. We could have trucked in loads of grass and done a lot of other things. It is an expense‚ but it is all about how much you value your tenant,” concluded Comitis.