Football lovers attending the Nedbank Cup final on 16 May in Port Elizabeth are in for an entertainment feast – a celebration of football which is fit for the whole family and friends. No matter who wins the match, fans will have a memorable outing which will include witnessing a new record for the tournament and a few other sponsorship activations initiated by Nedbank around the stadium.
The young warriors of Ajax Cape Town could be the first team outside of Gauteng to lift the trophy since inception of Nedbank’s sponsorship. On the other hand, the veterans of Mamelodi Sundowns will use their experience to try and be the first to win the competition for the second time, since inception of Nedbank’s sponsorship.
The festivities of the day are due to start when gates open at 11:00, way before kick-off, with action attractions planned to ensure that friends and family have memorable moments beyond the soccer pitch.
The Nedbank Cup Fan Zone will consist of games and prizes up for grabs, including smart phones, soccer kits and Nedbank Cup memorabilia. Fans will also have an opportunity to take part in penalty shoot-outs and soccer skills challenges and workshops where the most passionate and committed will win limited edition merchandise.
Those who arrive early will also have an opportunity to walk through a replica changing room where they can take pictures with the Nedbank trophy while getting a digital team talk from Bafana Bafana head-coach Shakes Mashaba. The area has been specifically designed to enable fans to experience what it feels like to be a player on match day.
Children will be entertained by face painters and other fun activities where parents can also take pictures and print them to prolong the memory.
Award winners Zahara and KO will take to the stage and provide exhilarating performances from 13:00.
The spectacular opening ceremony will include a first for football; the Nedbank Cup Football Fan Fashion which will see soccer fans for the first time parade on the soccer pitch. Superfans representing the 16 PSL teams will be dressed by 16 of South Africa’s globally renowned fashion designers and will be giving the tournament’s finalists the guard of honour.
Just when fans think it time to catch their breath during half time; 2015 MetroFM’s most awarded entertainer; Casper Nyovest will rock the stage.
Gates open at 11:00. Tickets are on sale from Computicket and Shoprite Checkers countrywide. Prices range from R40 to R 80 for adults and R10 for children under 12 years. Fans are encouraged to arrive early so they can take full advantage of the perfect outing with family and friends.