Desperate to get fans into the stadium to support the Bafana Bafana in their quest for victory against the Super Eagles of Nigeria, the South Africa Football Association (SAFA) have engaged the services of popular hip-hop & pop artist, Kiernan Jarryd Forbes popularly known as AKA to push ticket sales and light up the stadium, AOIFootball.com reports.
Having played in front of a near-empty stadium in their last home game against Seychelles last month, SAFA wants to avoid a repeat of the same scenario, especially with the large presence of Nigerian fans who reside in Johannesburg.
Desperately in search for a motivation to down the Eagles, SAFA have now turned to the hip-hop star who once featured Nigeria’s Burna Boy in his video to draw support into the stadium.
Stadium management chief executive Jacques Grobbelaar said they were focused on encouraging and getting South Africans from all walks of life to get behind their national team.
“The match is almost upon us as both Bafana Bafana and Nigeria are preparing for this clash‚,” he said.
“SMSA is ready to welcome our national team back to the home of soccer and we are behind the Bafana Bafana and coach Stuart Baxter in their qualification campaign. Providing the infrastructure and logistical support required is only one part of our focus ahead of such an important match.
“Our support for our national teams is just as important. This is a rare occasion where South Africa can come together and show the world the true spirit of the rainbow nation. Let’s get behind Bafana Bafana and show them what support really means,” he concluded.
The stadium would open at 11 am on Saturday with AKA providing pre-match entertainment from 2.45pm.