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By unknown | Mar 09, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

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Safa will use the Nelson Mandela Peace Challenge on March 28 to educate local fans about the Confederations Cup and 2010 World Cup seating arrangements.

This year's event will see Bafana Bafana play Norway as part of the celebrations to reopen the upgraded Royal Bafokeng Stadium.

Morio Sanyane, Safa's communications director, said they were in the process of finalising all issues relating to the ticket sales of this historic game.

"We also encourage people who normally travel in groups to ensure that they buy tickets at the same time in order to sit together.

"Tickets sold will have seat and row numbers, they will also be different colours to distinguish the supporters of participating teams," said Sanyane.

The game has already generated a lot of interest locally and globally as it is also part of the historic 2009 South Africa Peace Conference.

The peace conference, scheduled for the Constitution Hill in Johannesburg on March 27, will be attended by various heads of state.

PSL chairman Irvin Khoza, chief patron of this conference, plans to raise R2million from the game to be donated to the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund.

The Local Organising Committee will also use this game to train various volunteers as part of preparations for the Confederations Cup and World Cup.

"The LOC will also be in charge in various aspects like protocol and security," said Khoza

The conference will be attended by the entire Nobel Peace Committee and the three living South African Nobel laureates - former president Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and former president F.W de Klerk.

Another Nobel Peace Prize winner Tibetan Dalai Lama will also attend.

Soon after the game, Bafana Bafana will drive to OR Tambo International Airport to catch a flight to Switzerland for their friendly against Portugal on March 31.

Sipho Nkumane, Bafana Bafana manager, was in Switzerland to finalise accommodation and training arrangements for the team.


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