Play Your Part and welcome CHAN visitors


     Johannesburg, Thursday 9 January 2014 – Brand South Africa welcomes all soccer players and football fans to South Africa ahead of the 2014 Orange African Nations Championship (CHAN) scheduled from 11 January to 1 February 2014.

    Speaking ahead of the opening match, Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola said, “With games being played in Cape Town, Mangaung and Polokwane, visitors to our country will have an opportunity to experience our diversity and the unique quality of the different provinces.  However, the welcome of our people remains the same throughout the country and all South Africans look forward to hosting our visitors.”

    “During the 2009 CONFED, 2010 FIFA World Cup, and 2012 AFCON tournament, we showcased our warm and legendary hospitality and our love for the beautiful game. We are all ambassadors for this country so let us play our part and be good hosts during the CHAN tournament.”

    “We also urge South Africans to support our national team and fly the flag for our country and Bafana Bafana,” concluded Mr Matola.  

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