Newly appointed Flames assistant coaches Ernest Mtawali and Patrick Mabedi will be among the 77 600 fans watching tonight’s Africa Cup of Nations final between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Burkina Faso’s Stallions at the Soccer City, otherwise known as the Soccer here in Johannesburg.
Mtawali and Mabedi said it is important for them to watch the finale as the Super Eagles are in the same group with the Flames in the 2014 World Cup qualification group.
“It is important that we monitor Nigeria’s performance because we are in the same World Cup group and we’ll be facing them later this year,” said Mtawali.
Apart from Mtawali and Mabedi, FAM president Walter Nyamilandu, his first deputy Moses Mkandawire, Youth and Sports Minister Enoch Chihana and Principal Secretary II in the Ministry of Youth and Sports Justin Saidi, are also expected to grace the final match.
Meanwhile, CAF has announced that all 77 600 tickets for today’s closing ceremony and the final in Soweto are sold out.
CAF general secretary Hicham El Amrani confirmed at a media conference yesterday that the National Stadium is expected to be packed to capacity.
He also assured that security will be tight.
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