2018 Prince Mangosuthu Legacy Cup launched


The second edition of the Prince Mangosuthu Legacy Cup was launched at the Protea Hotel (By Marriott Durban Edward) in Durban over the weekend.

This year’s competition will see AmaZulu FC locking horns with the reigning Absa Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday, October 13.

The encounter is scheduled to take place at the Prince Mangosuthu Stadium (formerly known as Ulundi Stadium) in Durban. Kick-off is at 15h00 CAT.

AmaZulu’s General Manager, Lunga Sokhela stated that it makes a lot of sense for the club to take part in the Legacy Cup.

“This project makes a lot of sense for us, it makes a lot of sense for when we have to pay respects to this great leader (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi),” Sokhela said.

“As you have seen people from across all political parties, the business world, as South Africans as a whole have been celebrating with his Excellency as he has turned 90 this year.”

AmaZulu captain Mbongeni Gumede urged football supporters to attend the game between Usuthu and the Brazilians.

“It is exciting for us to play in the Legacy Cup. It is a big opportunity for us as a team and the whole community of the Zululand. Bringing a big club like Sundowns to the province encourages the fans to come out in their numbers,” Gumede said.

“I would like to urge the fans to turnout in numbers to support us because the Legacy Cup celebrates the friendship between AmaZulu and his Excellency. So, it would make sense for the fans to flock to the stadium because it will be an exciting day.”

Bloemfontein Celtic won the inaugural Prince Mangosuthu Legacy Cup after defeating AmaZulu 1-0 in the final in Durban.

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