President of the South African Football Association (SAFA), Danny Jordaan says they will give free tickets for the next coming game of Bafana Bafana versus Ethiopia to people who have been vaccinated.

Jordaan was speaking at the launch of the vaccination social mobilisation campaign at the FNB stadium in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

The launch by deputy President David Mabuza, Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa and Health Minister Joe Phahla is expected to announce the reopening of sporting and entertainment events.

COVID-19 Vaccination social mobilisation campaign launch

 

The event seeks to encourage more South Africans to get vaccinated in order for them to be allowed to attend such events.

“When you look at what happens in Europe, why is it that Euro finals can have over 60 thousand people in the stadium, can have fans celebrating before, during and after the match. In the match against Ethiopia, we are going to give 50% of the tickets to fans which we will distribute freely,” says Jordaan.

Latest SA COVID-19 statistics

South Africa has recorded 5 372 new COVID-19 cases, in the latest 24-hour reporting period, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to 2 829 435.

A further 282 COVID-19-related deaths have also been reported, taking the country’s total fatalities since the pandemic outbreak to 83 899.

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