Wednesday , May 5 2021

Bafana fans urged to unleash the stadium for conflict with Nigeria

Tickets for Saturday's Africa Cup of Nations showdown between Bafana Bafana and Nigeria at FNB Stadium have moved at a slight pace, with only 7 300 seats sold on Tuesday afternoon.

Bafana desperately needs to stumble into places in this snap match against the old enemy and meets the possibility of being dominated instead of Nigeria fans if ticket sales do not pick up.

The Nigerians have a high attendance in Johannesburg and surrounding areas and Bafana will need South Africans to show the same urgency as they usually show before matches between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.

Oroade Stadium Management SA CEO Jacques Grobbelaar confirmed the low number on Tuesday while calling on South Africans to buy tickets.

"Of course, we are worried about the low numbers," he said. "We are playing one of the best teams in the continent and our biggest rivals. There is no big game to go out with friends and family and enjoy, but the numbers do not look good.

"We sell about 2000 a day, which is not bad, and our forecast is that we reach approximately 20,000 on Friday."

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