Gauteng MEC for Sports, Recreation, Arts & Culture, Ms. Faith Mazibuko is extremely excited with the games: “ Social Cohesion is one of the key drivers of the change needed in our country, and in turn our Province. An active Citizenry in building Social Cohesion and Nation Building can contribute enormously towards the transformation, modernisation and re-industrialisation of our economy and society. Through football we can play our part in achieving this.”
Included in all the teams are former players from both South Africa as well as the rest of the continent.
Players such as Roger Feutmba, former Mamelodi Sundowns and Cameroon International, Innocent Chikoya, Edelbert Dinah, Doctor Khumalo, Frank Makua, Tebogo Moloi, Maimane Phiri, Portia Modise, Jabu Mahlangu and Steve Lekoelea, to mention a few, will show off their skills on the day. Celebrities Arthur Mafokate, Walter Mokoena, David Kekana, Thomas Mlambo and DJ Cleo will also grace the occasion to put up a good show.
“We stand United in Diversity” said tournament convener and Chairperson of the Italian section of the HIP Alliance, Maurizio Mariano.
“Together with the African Diaspora Forum, the Hellenic, Portuguese, Chinese, Jewish, Muslim & Hindu Association communities have put together the most diverse group of people in one event. Through these games we will, in a small but significant way, assist in unifying our Province”