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Port Elizabeth, 07 October 2019: The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is hosting roadshows this week to create awareness around the Bafana Bafana versus Mali Nelson Mandela Challenge match on Sunday, 13 October that will be played at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
The roadshows will take place in various wards throughout Nelson Mandela Bay Metro from tomorrow, Tuesday, 08 October until Friday, 11 October.

“The roadshows will stimulate awareness on the upcoming match among the residents of the metro. This will be the first time in 8 years since Bafana Bafana last played a match in the city,” Mpho Mokonyama, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Manager said.

Earlier this month South African Football Association (SAFA) President, Dr Danny Jordaan, officially announced Mali as Bafana Bafana’s opponent for the 25th edition of the Nelson Mandela Challenge.

This game will be Mali’s debut appearance in the Nelson Mandela Challenge, but the two sides are no strangers to each other on the pitch.

NMB Stadium 10th Year Anniversary

As 2019 marks the stadium’s 10th year anniversary, hosting the Nelson Mandela Challenge forms part of a series of celebrations of this milestone by the stadium.

This will be the third Nelson Mandela Challenge to be hosted at the NMB Stadium. In 2005 and 2011, Bafana Bafana played Senegal and Ivory Coast respectively at the stadium.

Other exciting events and sports matches planned coinciding with the stadium’s 10th anniversary include: 

  • Southern Kings VS Ulster (12 October); 
  • Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Open Day (23 & 24 October); 
  • Jet ski Competition (2 November); 
  • Chippa United VS Kaizer Chiefs (05 November); 
  • Family Day (16 November); 
  • Couture Inspired by Heritage (20 – 22 November); 
  • African Advanced Manufacturing & Composite Show (25-29 November); 
  • Gala Dinner (3 December); 
  • Bay Music Festival (22 December); 
  • and the Ebubeleni Music Festival (Gqom vs Hip Hop on 27 December, and the Main Event on 29 December).

Bafana Bafana will arrive in Nelson Mandela Bay on Tuesday, 08 October to prepare for the match, which will take place on Sunday, 13 October 2019. Kick-off is at 15H00 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Tickets are on sale at Computicket: Shoprite and Checkers stores for R40 Adults, R20 children under 12.

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