Boost for Bucs fans as Wits game is on TV


The Premier Soccer League's head of communications Luxolo September has confirmed that Orlando Pirates' Premiership clash with Bidvest Wits on 25 April will be televised. 

The news comes after the PSL's Disciplinary Committee had earlier ruled that the game at Orlando Stadium was to be played behind closed doors as punishment for unruly supporter behaviour at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in February last year. 

With the sanction coming into affect next Wednesday evening in Johannesburg, it initially appeared as if Bucs fans would miss out on seeing the side have a chance to maintain their challenge on leaders Mamelodi Sundowns in the title race.

Currently, Pirates have to beat Wits to have any chance of catching the Brazilians although fans from all the teams involved will now be able to catch the action on television. 

Speaking to Kickoff, September said: "The game behind closed doors will be on television, with print journalists and TV crews allowed into the stadium."

Downs will be in action on the same night as the contest between Bucs and the Clever Boys when they take on Maritzburg United at the Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg.