All tickets for Bafana Bafana’s 2010 FIFA World Cup tune-up international friendly against Thailand at the Mbombela Stadium on Sunday are sold out.
Kick-off of the match that will be used to officially open the Mbombela stadium is at 3pm.
The 2010 FIFA World Cup venue will accommodate 30 000 fans for Bafana’s fixture against Thailand which failed to qualify for the upcoming global show piece.
SAFA communication manager Morio Sanyane said the last tickets were purchased just after 4pm on Tuesday.
The country’s reputation as a world-class destination would be further entrenched after the FIFA World Cup, Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk has told MPs.
Delivering his budget vote speech in parliament, Van Schalkwyk said the world cup would leave a tangible and lasting tourism legacy in South Africa.
He was confident that the tourism industry would also benefit from the powerful word-of-mouth marketing when soccer fans return home as ambassadors and advocate for South Africa.
Yesterday (Monday, 3 May 2010), a promise made in September 2008 by FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter and the 2010 Organising Committee (OC) became reality for 27,000 stadium construction workers as the symbolic hand-over of the first FIFA World Cup™ ticket took place at the iconic Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg.