Soccer City to host Bafana vs Morocco match

Bafana Bafana’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against FIFA World Cup semi-finalists Morocco will go ahead at FNB Stadium as scheduled next month after the South African Football Association (SAFA) and Stadium Management held a successful meeting on Tuesday, May 23.

SAFA CEO Lydia Monyepao and CFO Gronie Hluyo met Stadium Management CEO Bertie Grobbelaar to iron out several issues related to the hosting of the game on June 17 at the 2010 FIFA World Cup final venue.

The two parties resolved all the issues on the table, including an amount that was owed from a previous match played at the stadium, popularly known as Soccer City. 

Grobbelaar confirmed that the matter has been resolved and the game will be played at the Soweto-based stadium.

“All financial matters between SAFA and Stadium Management have been resolved and the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Bafana Bafana and Morocco will go ahead at FNB Stadium on 17 June 2023 as scheduled,” said Grobbelaar.

“This was an incredibly cordial engagement between two long-time partners and I am happy that our meeting was conducted in such a warm spirit. We are happy that all the issues have been resolved,” said the SAFA CEO.

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