Bafana return to Cape Town

2015-06-09 06:00

Bafana Bafana will play in the Cape Town Stadium on 16 June.

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Bafana Bafana will be playing an international friendly against Angola at the Cape Town stadium on 16 June.

The City of Cape Town has confirmed that it will honour the Youth Day fixture after the South African Football Association (SAFA) approached it in May.

Garreth Bloor, mayoral committee member for tourism, events and economic development, has called on residents to come out in their numbers to support our soccer stars.

“We are honoured to host this match at our world-class stadium on Youth Day. Our support for the event is part of our strategy to position Cape Town as the events capital of Africa,” says Bloor.

Meanwhile, SAFA reiterated its delight at having the national team return to Cape Town, where they say they have always received favourable support in the past.

“It is always great to play our matches in Cape Town where we have previously enjoyed massive support, and we are confident that this time around it will be no different,” says SAFA CEO Dennis Mumble. “We urge the fans of the beautiful game, in particular the fans of Bafana Bafana, to rally behind the team.”

The team last played at the Cape Town stadium in September last year, when they played to a goalless draw with Nigeria, which helped pave the way into the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) held in Equatorial Guinea earlier this year.

Shakes Mashaba’s charges will kick off their qualification campaign for 2017’s edition of Afcon against Gambia in Durban on 13 June before heading to Cape Town.

The match against Angola will give Mashaba a better indication of where his squad is ahead of their African Nations Championship (CHAN) preliminary round qualifier against Mauritius on 20 June. Tickets cost R60 and R100 at Computicket

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