Soccer

Politicians set for soccer clash

2012-10-18 16:07
Fikile Mbalula (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - Politicians and soccer legends will take part in a soccer match as part of the ANC's centenary celebrations, the party in Gauteng said on Thursday.

The ANC Centenary Aces, coached by Jomo Sono and captained by Kgalema 'Wizard' Motlanthe will take on the Reggio Emilia Legends, coached by the Italian ambassador to South Africa and captained by Giussepe Dossena, a member of the famous 1982 Italian World Cup winning squad.

"The event is crucial in integrating the strong cultural sporting heritage of South Africans and Italians," provincial spokesperson Dumisa Ntuli said in a statement.

The game was part of the African National Congress's centenary celebrations and would commemorate its former president Oliver Tambo.

It will take place at the Alexandra Stadium in Johannesburg on October 21.

Ntuli said other members of the ANC team were Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula, Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau, ANC provincial chairperson Paul Mashatile and provincial secretary David Makhura.

Tambo's son Dali would also play.

Former Bafana Bafana soccer players Mark Fish, Doctor Khumalo, Phil Masinga, Roger de Sa and Eric Tinkler had also been recruited to participate.
 

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