Football body Safa has expressed gratitude to supporters for snapping up thousands of complimentary tickets ahead of Banyana Banyana’s clash against the Netherlands at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.
Safa CEO Russel Paul explains that an additional 7 000 free tickets were made available on Friday after many disappointed fans posted online that the free tickets had all been taken.
Paul says the women's national team, which has qualified for their first ever Women’s World Cup in France in June, has done South Africa very proud.
We're really glad about the support that we are getting from the public— Russel Paul, Safa acting CEO
We are so happy that the citizens of Cape Town, and South Africa as well, are coming out on their journey towards Paris.— Russel Paul, Safa acting CEO
These are preparation matches... it's preparation for the World Cup.— Russel Paul, Safa acting CEO
Entry to the tournament is free but spectators must have their pre-printed tickets in order to access the stadium.
The tickets are available at Computicket, Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper outlets.
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