TKO tickets on salePosted on Friday, November 04, 2016 - 08:33
Tickets for the Telkom Knockout clash between Orlando Pirates and Highlands Park are on sale.
The Mighty Buccaneers come into this encounter on the back of a disastrous 6-1 league defeat against SuperSport United on Tuesday. The defeat was so humiliating that it even prompted head coach Muhsin Ertugral to step down. “This result is an embarrassment to the Club of this stature, the supporters and everyone involved in the Club. I can only speak to my chairman tomorrow and offer my resignation,” said the Turkish born coach after the game.
On Saturday, the Ghost as the Orlando Pirates supporters are known, will be looking towards their side for a much improved performance against an inform Highlands Park who seem to have turned the corner since Gordon Igesund took over.
This will be the first time these two historical teams face each other in over two decades. The Lions of the North, were founded in 1959 and used to be one of the most competitive sides in the 60s and 70s, winning the National Football League title on nine occasions.
Last season the team which is now based at the Balfour Park grounds, made a welcome return to the elite league after many years in the wilderness .
The match against Pirates, which will be played at the Mecca of South African football, the Orlando Stadium, will surely evoke some sense of nostalgia for some fans.
Ironically, the last time the original Highlands Park played its final professional match was in February 12, 1983 against Orlando Pirates in the final of the BP Top Eight. The Buccaneers went on to win the match 2-0. A year later Pirates legend Jomo Sono brought the franchise and this gave birth to what we now know as Jomo Cosmos.
Tickets on Sale
Tickets are available at TicketPro. Ticket categories vary from R40 up to R60 – they are available at all TicketPro 811 outlets nationwide. They include CNA, Postnet, Edgars and Jet stores.
*Ticket Categories: R60 (adults) and R15 (Children under the age of 12)
Kick off for this encounter is 20h30