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Chippa wants to play at CT Stadium

Newly promoted Chippa United are hoping to play their big games at Cape Town Stadium next season.

Cape Town Stadium. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Newly-promoted Chippa United are hoping to play their big games at Cape Town Stadium next season.

Chippa beat Santos at the weekend to book their place in the Absa Premiership.

The little know club's home ground is Phillipi Stadium but they are hoping to play the likes of Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates at the World Cup venue.

Owner Chippa Mpengesi said they would meet with Western Cape Premier Helen Zille and the city this week.

"We'll have breakfast with Helen Zille this week. We'll be presenting to the province our intentions and we are hoping they will listen to us favourably."

Meanwhile, there have been calls to demolish the R4.5 billion stadium.

Activist Terry Crawford-Browne believes it should be torn down, arguing the procurement process was not open or cost effective.

Crawford-Browne has accused FIFA of bullying city bosses into building the stadium.

The City has indicated it is not planning to demolish the structure.

The Congress of the South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has called for the stadium to be turned into a low-cost housing.

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