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2 000 fans to attend South Africa versus Ethiopia game

Following an announcement by SAFA President, Dr Danny Jordan last month regarding the return of spectators in the Stadiums, the promise has been fulfilled.

This comes after the South African Football Association ( SAFA ) on Monday, released a statement confirming that a limited amount of spectators will be allowed into the m FNB Stadium for the South Africa vs Ethiopia FIFA World Cup qualifier clash on Tuesday evening.

SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan says the 2000 spectators is a pilot project and once the initiative is a success, they will ramp up the numbers going forward.

Jordaan thanked both the Minister of Sport, Honorable Nathi Mthethwa and his Health counterpart, Dr Joe Phaahla for the sterling efforts they provided to make this venture a reality.

“Fans have been hungry to return to the stadium and the small business and informal sector will receive a massive boost as a result of this initiative, " said Jordaan in a statement.

“These news will be received with delight by those who sell food, flags and taxi drivers who take fans to the stadiums. It is part of the economy that had suffered a lot as a result of fans not being allowed to attend matches. I am happy, this is the beginning of the Restoration of the football economy,’’

The catch in this venture is that only vaccinated people are allowed to apply and attend the games in a more safe manner.

The Premier Soccer League will be expected to do the same in making sure that fans are able to attend DStv Premiership, Nedbank Cup, MTN 8 and Glad Africa Championship games going forward, especially with MTN 8 final looming on October 30th

This will be the first time fans attend a live football match in the country since March 2020 following the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak. 

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