It's all systems go for CHAN

By Drum Digital
09 January 2014

It's all systems go for the 3rd Orange African Nations Championship (CHAN) 2014 set to kick off this Saturday at the iconic Cape Town Stadium.

The opening ceremony, themed "Celebrating Africa’s Home Champions", will showcase the diversity and beauty of the 16 participating African nations with mass formations and routines on the field.

It will start at 16:00.

Acting Head of communication at the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport Annerie Pruis-Le Roux says the crowd will enjoy performances from revered Cape Town-based Jazz musician Jimmy Dludlu, a capella foursome The Soil, beloved Eastern Cape poet and praise singer Zolani Mkhiva, singer Jessica Mpangeni, and house act, Mi Casa.

“These class acts will entertain fans before the first whistle blows for the kick-off match between Bafana Bafana and Mozambique at 18:00,” says Pruis-Le Roux.

For the next month, Cape Town will serve as tournament headquarters and Bafana Bafana’s home base.

In addition the city will host all Group A and B matches as well as the quarter-final and semi-final matches.

Orange CHAN 2014 will draw to a close with the final match and closing ceremony taking place at the Cape Town Stadium on 1 February.

Tickets are on sale from Shoprite/Checkers stores and Computicket outlets countrywide and online and range from R40 to R200.

Free transport will be provided from various pick-up points in Cape Town.

- DRUM Reporter

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