Danny Jordaan urges South Africans to support Nelson Mandela’s legacy
Safa president Danny Jordaan has urged South Africans to come out in their numbers to support the vision, the dream and the legacy of Madiba in the upcoming Nelson Mandela Challenge.
Bafana Bafana host Egypt at Orlando Stadium on Tuesday, 6 September in the annual spectacle to honour the former South African president.
“This annual tournament is in honour of one of the greatest icons ever to live in this world,” Jordaan said. “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.
“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,” he continued. “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.”
He said football fans would also have an opportunity to witness the country’s next generation as Bafana Bafana coach Ephraim ‘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.
Kick-off on Tuesday is set for 19:00.
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