SAFA President Danny Jordaan has vowed to give away free tickets to fully vaccinated supporters or next month’s Bafana Bafana game against Ethiopia.
Soccer fans were banned from entering stadiums to help decrease the spread of the deadly virus (Covid-19).
Jordaan was speaking at the launch of the Vaccination Social Mobilisation campaign, in partnership with the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture under the theme ‘Return to Play – it’s in your hands’.
“In the match against Ethiopia, we are going to give 50% of the tickets to fans which we will distribute freely,” said the SAFA president.
Deputy President David Mabuza, who was also attending the launch, called on all South African citizens to heed the call to vaccinate in order to reduce the rate of infections, hospitalisation and deaths.
“As part of this social mobilisation programme, we must reach out to educate communities about the benefits of vaccines, and dispel myths and the spread of fake and untrue conspiracy theories about vaccines. In that way, we will ensure that we eliminate vaccine hesitancy and save more lives in the process.
“As a country, we must contribute to the global fight against COVID-19, and revive sport and the creative industries to contribute to economic recovery and reconstruction,” Mabuza said.
Covid-19 stats in South Africa
The number of new positive cases was sitting at 7330 yesterday bring the total number to 134 235. 253 deaths were recorded.