This coming weekend Mamelodi Sundowns will go head-to-head against Marumo Gallants at The Royal Bafokeng Stadium in the North West Province. Gates will open at 15:00 for the spectators to enjoy the opening concert ahead of kick-off at 18:00. Nedbank and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) have announced a Rustenburg takeover, which will give citizens two days filled with entertainment and excitement.
Kicking off this two-day affair will be a Nedbank Cup celebration at Phokeng Mall on Friday, 27 May 2022 in honour of the Bafokeng Nation hosting the Nedbank Cup Final for the first time ever. Football fans will experience a full day of activities attended by football legends, Siphiwe Tshabalala, Jerry Sikhosana to name a few.
Tickets for the Nedbank Cup final match are still available at Ticketpro outlets countrywide at R40 for adults and R15 for children under the age of 12. Spectators will be required to produce proof of vaccination and/or a negative PCR test done within 72 hours prior to kick-off and an Identity document in addition to a match ticket to gain access to the venue as part of COVID-19 match protocols. In partnership with the Department of Health, the PSL will provide an opportunity for unvaccinated spectators to get vaccinated at the stadium provided they have a valid match ticket and arrive at least three hours before kick-off. Spectators can also download their vaccine certificates on site.
The concert will feature amapiano household duo, Amaroto (Reece Madlisa and Zuma), ‘Isphithiphithi’ hitmaker, Pabi Cooper, and SA’s hottest MC of 2021 and overall diverse artist, Blxckie. Fans are encouraged to arrive at 15:00 to complete the compulsory Covid-19 requirements and to enjoy the full concert.
This will be followed by the tournament opening ceremony leading to kick-off featuring world-class performances by some of SA’s biggest old-school award-winning artists, including TKZee and Mafikizolo. Viewers at home will also have a chance to enjoy the opening ceremony through a live broadcast.
‘The Nedbank football takeover will be a Rustenburg footballing weekend to remember. We’re excited to have reached a 15-year milestone of great football and being the sole knock-out competition that contributes to the development of domestic soccer by giving amateur teams an opportunity to compete against top-tier teams. We’re excited about our final fixture and hope the entertainment line-up we are bringing to Rustenburg will pique fans’ excitement ahead of the game. It’s been a great 15 years and we’d like to thank the PSL for helping to make 15 years of the Nedbank Cup a success’, says Khensani Nobanda, Group Executive for Group Marketing and Corporate Affairs at Nedbank.
Ahead of the match, spectators can also look out for Nedbank Reality Football, a series of conversations aimed at opening people’s minds to conversations around money choices by delving into the lives, defining moments and money choices of some of South Africa’s greatest-ever footballers, such as Teko Modise, Siphiwe Tshabalala, and Doctor Khumalo among others. Football fans can access these discussions with the legends of local football on YouTube and Spotify, or at www.moneyedge.co.za.