The battle lines have been drawn and the respective teams have been chosen as Heineken All-Invitational 5-a-side showcase is set to take place on Saturday.
View all the action from Friday’s press conference in the gallery above!
The Marriot Hotel was the place to be on Friday afternoon as the two respective captains unveiled their teams for a once in a lifetime showdown.
Two-time FIFA World Cup Champion and the most capped international player ever, Kristine Lilly, unveiled her team who will be donning the white kit, and it’s safe to say they are a force to be reckoned with!
In goal she can call on the experience of Brian ‘Spyda Man’ Baloyi, while her defence will be marshalled by Lucas ‘Rhoo’ Radebe. It is in midfield where her team’s strength really lies.
Former Banyana Banyana captain Amanda Dlamini, four time UEFA Champions League winner Clarence Seedorf and Kaizer Chiefs legend Reneilwe ‘Yeye’ Letsholonyane will be pulling the strings in midfield, while upfront she will be able to call on the first African player to score 100 international goals in Portia Modise.
On the opposing team, Tottenham Hotspur Women’s striker Rosella Ayane will be leading the Green Team, who boast a formidable side on paper.
Africa’s finest female goalkeeper Ayanda Dlamini will be manning the goal, while Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies captain Zanele Nhlapo will be rock solid in defence.
Mzansi legend Teko ‘Dona’ Modise, JVW’s Mpumi Nyandeni will feature in midfield but it is upfront where the green team can be really lethal.
Former UEFA Champions League winner Benni McCarthy, Real Madrid legend Luis Garcia and Ayane herself form one potent attack that promises flair, guile and most importantly – goals.
With the teams now decided and the captains rallying their troops, all eyes turn to the Gallagher Estate in Midrand where the two teams do battle on Saturday.
Kick off is at 8pm and will be live on SuperSport Variety 4, channel 209 and streaming on Heineken South Africa Facebook page, SuperSport’s Facebook page and Showmax Pro.