Legends of '96 return for SA's greatest

Legendary coach Clive Barker will be celebrated through a series of activities hosted during the international break next month in KwaZulu-Natal.

The celebrations for the iconic Africa Cup of Nations-winning coach will include everyone he has crossed paths with throughout his career including SAFA, PSL management, AmaZulu, KZN Masters leadership, politicians and business people.

The 1996 Bafana Bafana team will be the 75-year-old's guests of honour on the day.

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According to the organisers led by former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Ntokozo Sikhakhane and Siyanda Sibiya, they have invited local and international players to take part in a four-day celebration.

Friendly matches will be played at Moses Mabhida Stadium on November 17, with games broadcast live on SuperSport.

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"The four-day celebrations will start with a gala dinner and honorary games taking place at the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium," said Sibiya.

"The honorary games are set to feature a KZN media team, eThekwini Councillors team, Banyana Banyana legends, eThekwini SALGA ladies team, PSL legends teams from Gauteng and KZN, the Class of '96 team and also an African XI.

"On November 15 there will be an auction during the gala dinner and a Bafana Bafana jersey signed by the Class of '96 players will be up for grabs. All the money made from the auction will go straight to Clive Barker's Academy."

The cream and pride of African football have been confirmed to be part of the celebration, and the organisers revealed two big Nigerian stars are also expected to be part of the event as it will also look at tackling xenophobia and domestic violence in South Africa.

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"Doctor Khumalo, Sibusiso Zuma, 'Tso' Vikalazi, Manqoba Mkhize, Siyabonga Sangweni, Delron Buckley, Nkokozo 'Koloba' Sikhakhane, Portia Modise and Veronica Phewa have confirmed with us to be available," added Sibiya.

"We also have Tinashe Nengomasha, Taribo West, Benni McCarthy, Cyril Nzama, Steve Lekoelea, Kalusha Bwalya, Jabulani Mendu, Delron Buckley, Thabo Mooki and Ernest Chirwali are some top legends expected to take part, with two top Nigerians set to confirm soon."

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