Cape Town - Chief Executive Officer of Stadium Management South Africa,
Dr Jacques Grobbelaar, has confirmed that ticket sales for Mamelodi Sundowns
versus Barcelona have passed the 50 000 mark.
Sundowns are set to face the Spanish giants on Wednesday at
FNB Stadium to celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of late great
former president Nelson Mandela.
Barca are expected to land in South Africa on Tuesday ahead
of the keenly-awaited contest with superstars such as Lionel Messi and Luis
Suarez expected to be a part of the squad.
Blaugrana last played in Mzansi in 2007 when they faced the
Brazilians for the first time, and they claimed a 2-1 victory with retired
former star Ronaldinho putting on an exhibition of his world class qualities.
Nonetheless, Grobbelaar revealed that ticket sales were
going very well and that it was expected that the venue would be sold out for
the encounter in Johannesburg.
He tweeted: "Sundowns vs Barca TICKET UPDATE 53 516
plus 2 000 hospitality tickets. Anticipate to sell out..."