Hosts South Africa will kick off an exciting fortnight of top-class African women’s football when they face Tanzania in the opening match of the 7th CAF African Women Championship 2010 at 1pm this Sunday, October 31 in Daveyton’ Sinaba Stadium.
Banyana Banyana’s Group A match against Tanzania’s Twiga Stars heralds the start of a tournament which will see the eight participating teams compete for continental supremacy. A major additional incentive is that the two teams who make it to the tournament’s final match at Sinaba Stadium on Sunday, November 14, will qualify for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany.
Entry to the tournament is free to the public, but in terms of the tournament’s safety and access control regulations, spectators attending the games will need to enter the stadium with pre-printed tickets.
Tickets will be available from Computicket, House and Home, Shoprite, Checkers and Checkers Hyper outlets countrywide from tomorrow (Friday, 29 October 2010).
Tickets will be released in different phases during the course of the tournament, which runs from October 31 to November 14. For any particular ticketing phase spectators can collect a maximum number of four tickets for any match day in that phase. Tickets are complimentary and cannot be sold. Unaccompanied minors will not be issued with match tickets.
In order for spectators to access any of the matches they would have to produce a ticket at the security checkpoints at the match venues of Daveyton’s Sinaba Stadium and Tembisa’s Makhulong Stadium.
At Sinaba Stadium 20 000 tickets will be issued per match day and at Makhulong Stadium 10 000 tickets will be issued per match day. On match days when there are double headers at Sinaba Stadium only one ticket will be issued for the two matches.
Group matches will be released from October 29-November 8 with the semi finals matches being released between November 8-11 while for the 3rd place and the final matches between November 11-14.