• AKA, Bafana team up to fill FNB Stadium


    SAFA have secured the services of popular hip hop artist AKA in a bid to fill more seats at the FNB Stadium for Bafana Bafana’s AFCON qualifier against Nigeria.

    South Africa will be keen to avoid another embarrassing showing – both on the field as well as in the stands, with their most recent clash against ending in a stalemate with a few hundreds in attendance.

    Stadium Management chief executive Jacques Grobbelaar revealed the thinking behind the decision in addition to encouraging encouraging the South African public to come out in their numbers.

    ‘The match is almost upon us as both Bafana Bafana and Nigeria are preparing for this important match‚’ he told Times Live.

    ‘SMSA is ready to welcome our national team back to the home of soccer and we are behind Bafana Bafana and coach Stuart Baxter in their qualification campaign.

    ‘Providing the infrastructure and logistical support required is only one-part of our focus ahead of such an important match.

    ‘Our support for our national teams is just as important. This is a rare occasion where South Africa can come together and show the world the true spirit of the rainbow nation.

    ‘Let’s get behind Bafana Bafana and show them what support really means,’ he said.

    Bafana clash with The Super Eagles on Saturday with kickoff set for 3pm, however the stadium gates will be open from 11am with AKA said to start providing pre-match entertainment from 2.45pm.

    Tickets are on sale at Computicket‚ Money Market Counters at Shoprite‚ Checkers and Checkers Hyper stores nationally from R60 per person.

    Photo: SA Hip Hop

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