Tickets for the much-anticipated star-studded game of the year, Bafana Bafana versus Spain, are on sale.
Under the theme "THE CHAMPIONS ARE COMING," the World and European champions meet South Africa on Tuesday, 19 November 2013 at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg - the same venue where Siphiwe Tshabalala scored the opening goal of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and Andres Iniesta scored the winning goal that secured the first ever World Cup trophy for Spain.
Iniesta is expected to be part of the Spanish team that will play Bafana Bafana alongside superstars Sergio Ramos, David Villa, Iker Casillas, Xavi, David Silva and Cesc Fabregas.
President of the South African Football Association (SAFA) Dr Danny Jordaan personally liaised with the Spanish team to persuade them to return to South Africa before they travel to Brazil next year to defend their trophy. The Spanish team is generally regarded as one of the best the world has ever seen. "It is studded with superstars at the peak of their powers. I can promise a feast of football on a night of champions," said Dr Jordaan.
His words were echoed by Bafana Bafana captain Itumeleng Khune, who was part of the squad that played against Spain in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup. South Africa lost 3-2 in extra time.
"It is every player's dream to play against the best, and they don't come bigger than Spain. This is the kind of game that fans have to be there to fully appreciate. Watching it on television is no substitute for seeing Cesc Fabregas, Xavi or Shabba and Dean Furman attacking the goal you are standing behind. So I appeal to all the fans to go out there and get their tickets so they can witness this expected great spectacle," said Khune.
Jordaan said that although demand for tickets is going to be high, SAFA has managed to keep some tickets available at the lowest price and are as follows:
R50 (Fifty rand) for the top tier (Level 5);
R100 (Hundred rand) for the lower level and
R200 (Two-hundred-rand) for the middle tier (Level 2)
The hospitality package is R1 650
All tickets are reserved so make sure when you purchase you pick where you want to sit. There will be ushers to help fans to their seats.
Tickets can be purchased from all Computicket outlets, Shoprite, Checkers and Shoprite/Checkers stores throughout the country.
The match kicks off at 21h00.