Cape Town - South African Football Association President Danny Jordaan has urged South Africans to come out in their numbers to support the vision, the dream and the legacy of our most revered Madiba, during the forthcoming Nelson Mandela Challenge encounter between Bafana Bafana and the Pharaohs of Egypt.
The colossal clash will take place at Orlando Stadium on Tuesday, September 6. Kick-off is at 19:00.
"This annual tournament is in honour of one of the greatest icons ever to live in this world. He is the proud Father of our Nation; in the late Tata Nelson Mandela, we are sanctified as a nation to have been blessed by such an extraordinary human being," said Jordaan on the official website of SAFA.
"It is for this reason that whatever we do as South Africans, we must take any event in honour of Nelson Mandela seriously. We want Orlando Stadium to be packed to the rafters as a tribute to such an amazing human being."
Jordaan said in recent times most South Africans had seen the need to live the values of Nelson Mandela and through the NMC, the football world was living this legacy.
"Through this match, it helps us live this legacy because most of the proceeds go towards helping make a difference in the lives of our young children through the fund established by Madiba.
"Tata cherished the wellbeing of children and the needy and besides being a wonderful match pitting the South and North; it is an opportunity for the public to make a contribution towards a worthy cause," added Jordaan.
He said football fans would also have an opportunity to witness the country’s next generation as Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba continues building the future senior national team.
Tickets for the match are being sold for R80 at Checkers, Shoprite Checkers and all Computicket outlets.