Kaizer Chiefs will take on Tanzanian giants Young African in the new annual Toyota Cup competition that is set to take place on South African soil.

The announcement was made earlier today and the two African giants will clash at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein on Sunday, 28 July with kick-off set for 15:00.

Following months of reports and speculations, Chiefs announced former Young Africans and AS FAR Rabat coach Nasreddine Nabi as their new head coach who will take over the reins from the recently departed Cavin Johnson. Nabi is set to begin his tenure by squaring off against his former side. 

Jessica Motaung who is the Marketing and Commercial Director for Amakhosi said the competition is part of the team’s effort to expand their brand on the continent.

“We are excited to be launching this ground-breaking initiative through our partnership with Toyota. The Kaizer Chiefs brand has been successfully built on the Club’s rich history of its contribution to not only South African football, but the ever-growing brand of football on the continent. In Yanga, our Club has found brand synergies that align to our objective of enhancing the African football brand, and through the Toyota Cup, we look forward to collectively working together in achieving this”, said Motaung.

President of Young Africans SC, Hersi Ally thanked Toyota and Chiefs for the invitation and added that it is enhancing the two club’s relationship which started last year.

“As the Young Africans Sports Club, we are very pleased to receive this invitation to participate in the Toyota Cup 2024. This match continues the relationship between our two big teams in Africa, which began last year when we invited Chiefs to participate in our exhibition-friendly match called Wiki Ya Mwananchi. We are delighted by this invitation and promise to deliver a competitive match that will help us prepare for the new season of 2024/25.”

Written by Siphesihle Soni