Kaizer Chiefs to take on Tanzanian giants in pre-season tournament

Kaizer Chiefs are set to host Tanzanian giants in the inaugural Toyota Cup upon their return from a pre-season training camp in Turkey.

Amakhosi departed South Africa for Istanbul on Friday and have welcomed their newly appointed head coach, Nasreddine Nabi.

In preparation for the upcoming campaign, Chiefs announced the Toyota Cup, a pre-season tournament where they'll face Young Africans on July 28th at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein just before the season kicks off.

The multi-year partnership between Chiefs and Toyota for the Toyota Cup will see the Soweto giants face off against various African clubs over the next three years.

Meanwhile, ahead of Chiefs and Yanga clash, the Glamour Boys legends with take on Bloemfontein Celtic legends.

AMAKHOSI ANNOUNCE INAUGURAL TOYOTA CUP, TO TAKE ON TANZANIAN GIANTS

“African football giants are set to collide this month, after globally acclaimed leader in automotive innovation, Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) in proud partnership with Kaizer Chiefs Football Club officially launched a brand-new annual cup competition – the Toyota Cup,” stated the club’s statement.

“A ground-breaking pre-season Cup competition set to be hosted and contested by Kaizer Chiefs FC, the Toyota Cup will see South Africa’s largest football brand, going head-to-head against some of the best Football Clubs on the continent during the off season for the next three years as an innovative extension to its current sponsorship agreement with Toyota South Africa.

“For its inaugural edition set to be played at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein on Sunday ,28 July at 15h00, the Mighty Amakhosi will face Tanzania’s most successful football team, Young Africans Sports Club, in what is perfectly poised to be a unique celebration of African football flair.

“Ahead of the titanic clash, football fans in the City of Roses will be afforded an opportunity to go down memory lane with a curtain-raiser match between Kaizer Chiefs and Bloemfontein Celtic legends at 12h30.

“The legends’ match, along with the main clash between Amakhosi and Yanga will also be in honour of the late Ntate Petrus Molemela – Life President of Bloemfontein Celtic and the football loving people of Mangaung.”

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