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Magesi FC Chairman Discusses Where They’ll Play Next Season

With DStv Premiership promotion sealed for the 2024/25 season, Magesi FC Chairman Solly Makhubela has confirmed that they have already received stadium proposals to host matches in Limpopo, but admitted they are yet to make a final call.

Dikwena Tsa Meetse gained automatic promotion to topflight football when they beat Milford FC 3-1 on May 5, and finally lifted their trophy on Sunday, May 19, following their 2-2 draw against Venda Football Club in Polokwane.

While campaigning in the Motsepe Foundation Championship, the Limpopo-based outfit used the old Peter Mokaba Stadium, though they will now have to weigh up their options to accommodate the bigger teams.

Makhubela told the media that he was waiting for responses from different potential host venues in Limpopo, however was certain that they would use the new Peter Mokaba Stadium to host the bigger teams as they would attract bigger crowds.

“We are still waiting for the response from the different municipalities in Limpopo,” said the club boss.

“But currently there is a proposal of the old Peter Mokaba and Seshego and there was also Malamulele but we are waiting on the municipalities to negotiate which one can be suitable for the management and the technical.

“And remember the new Peter Mokaba will be compulsory especially when we play with Chiefs, Sundowns and Pirates. The other stadiums cannot be fit for the big teams. But for the other remaining teams that we are going to play, we are still negotiating.

“It is very difficult to say that I prefer which stadium because if you look at Magesi started in 2011 and have been playing almost all the leagues. They played in Thohoyandou with different teams, they played in Malamulele with different teams and they played around Capricorn and Sekhukhune [districts].

“So we’ve got a lot of supporters. To me any stadium that can favour the supporters I’m okay with it as long as it is in Limpopo.”

Magesi will become the third side from Limpopo to campaign in the elite football division next season. Polokwane City and Sekhukhune United are the two other teams even though the latter have since relocated to Kempton Park in Johannesburg.

Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago
Lethabo Kganyago is currently working as a web and newspaper writer for iDiski Times. This award-winning sports journalist covers the Limpopo area and also specialises in coverage of women's football, including Banayana Banyana.