Tornado whip up preparations for last-32 Cup clash with Chiefs
Preparations for the David versus Goliath Nedbank Cup last-32 match between Tornado and Kaizer Chiefs are well underway with the date for the clash being confirmed as January 27 at Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane.
The hosts Tornado met with Premier Soccer League representatives on Thursday at Sisa Dukashe to discuss the preparations for the match.
Tornado chairman Siphiwo “Mawawa” Nyobo told the the Daily Dispatch that it had been decided that professional football body PSL would handle all matters regarding this once in a life time encounter between the Mdantsane-based third tier league club and Soweto giants.
“PSL will handle all the things that were giving me sleepless nights, which are catering and security and other logistics.
“They briefed us on a lot of things that were expected from clubs and we made resolutions on how we and PSL will work together as the hosting side.
“Because I was concerned with the catering and security, but now I will be able to sleep peacefully at night knowing everything is well taken care of on match day,” said Nyobo.
He said playing in the last-32 team stage of the Nedbank Cup for the second time now meant they have achieved something as a club.
Nyobo said it was for that reason they were calling on local business to support them financially or otherwise.
“We have played against Orlando Pirates in Nedbank Cup, and now we are bringing Kaizer Chiefs to Mdantsane.
“Meaning there will be an influx of people coming down to East London and Mdantsane and there will be revenue coming to the city as well.
“Business will boom, hotels will be booked and so on. As a small team we are appealing to local business to come on board and help us where they can.
“For instance the Daily Dispatch contacted us for a meeting, where we sat down and they offered us help in terms of a partnership.
“They approached us because they know that we don’t know everything as a local club playing in ABC Motsepe League.
“So if you want to help the team in any kind of way please contact Luyolo Sili on 084-689- 1640 or Yanga Nyobo on 072- 680-3133,” said Nyobo...