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Six-a-side tourney to light up Nasrec

With Nigeria’s Super Eagles in town for Bafana Bafana’s all-important qualifier this weekend, the football experience will be enhanced by an event designed to create an experience beyond just the 90 minutes of football.

The second edition of the “We Are Football” Festival, which is a melting pot of various activities including music, 6-a-side football, legends appearances, family zones, exhibition zones, will take place at the Nasrec Expo Centre this coming weekend on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18, November. 

The event will start at 09h00 – six hours ahead of the Bafana Bafana vs Nigeria qualifier.

The Festival has been themed the “Mzansi-Naija Weekend.”

The venue – Nasrec Expo – has been carefully chosen for its proximity to the FNB Stadium. Football fans will be able take the short walk between the two venues with little logistics inconvenience.

“People have been talking about football expanding beyond just the 90 minutes. This event – We are Football Festival – is a bold step towards providing an extended experience for the consumer. We are not just targeting football fans – but we are looking at people who love music, outdoor events,” event Director Errol Madlala said. 

“This is something fresh – it is different. We have big names coming through like Benni McCarthy, Phil Masinga, Mark Williams. We are also bringing some famous faces from Nigeria to be part of this – because it is about celebrating being African. If you think about it, eight years later, we are now building on the 2010 World Cup experience. We want families to come in early around FNB prescinct and join us. After the game, we have an after party at the Nasrec Expo featuring some of the country’s top music DJs,” Madlala added.

Lucky 40 kids aged 5-7 on Saturday morning will be selected. They will have an opportunity to go to the FNB Stadium with Mark Williams and be pitch side to meet some of their idols.  But you need to be at the Nasrec Expo to stand a chance.

Lucky 40 kids aged 5-7 on Saturday morning will be selected. They will have an opportunity to go to the FNB Stadium with Mark Williams and be pitch side to meet some of their idols.  But you need to be at the Nasrec Expo to stand a chance.

*Teams can still register for 6-a-side: contact registrations@wearefootball.africa or on 071 284 4131.

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