Mamelodi Sundowns star, Sibusiso Vilakazi, will be teaming up with one of South Africa’s top rappers and a cricket star as they represent South Africa this coming week…
Vilakazi, who is a Bafana Bafana international himself, will team up with well-known rapper, Cassper Nyovest, Proteas star, Kagiso Rabada, and gamer Thabo Moloi as they go for gold against some of the top FIFA 20 players in the world in the FIFA eNations Stay n Play Cup.
A statement on the team said, “FIFA with their partner Electronic Arts have created an online competition for nations during the lockdown affecting most countries whose competitions have been suspended.
“In the launch event, that will kick-off on Tuesday, 21 April 2020, South Africa’s team, known as eBafana Bafana, will comprise of Bafana Bafana and Mamelodi Sundowns player Sibusiso Vilakazi, Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada, musician Cassper Nyovest and well-known gamer, Thabo” Yvng Savage” Moloi.
“The FIFA eNations Stay and Play Cup is designed to encourage players and fans to stay at home during the rampant COVID-19 and South Africa is one of the countries invited by the world governing body to participate. This is also done to support WHO in their fight against the Coronavirus.”
Speaking about his appearance, ‘Vila’ said, “I am excited to still represent my country, albeit in a different form of football but happy that I am playing alongside a top gamer.
“I am are hoping to add the voice in the fight against the Coronavirus by joining FIFA to drive the message of staying at home during this lockdown… I hope to fun and fans can watch from home and keep safe.”
South Africa’s opening match is on Tuesday the 21st April 2020 at 17h00 against the United Arab Emirates as they hope to get off to a winning start.