Tickets for Downs vs Barca flying

The Absa Premiership champions are set to face the La Liga Santander champions in a match dubbed ‘Champions vs Champions’, in celebration of former South African president and struggle icon Nelson Mandela’s centenary.

Tickets are currently on sale at Computicket outlets nationwide, varying from a cost of R40 up to R550 for premium-placed seats.

At the time of the announcement, when ticket sales had just gone live, it was indicated that tickets were already selling at a rapid rate.

“Tickets are currently selling at 216 per minute, which is like the fastest at Computicket,” announced Sundowns CEO Sizwe Nzimande midway through the press conference.

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Furthermore club president Patrice Motsepe explained the reason behind the kick-off time set for 18h15, before calling on The Brazilians’ faithful to turn up early to get behind the team from the get-go.

“The game is at 6pm [sic] because we had to take into account that there is the Europa League final played on the same night [20h45],” explained Motsepe.

“So, in terms of the rules in Europe, Barcelona either had to play on the day before or on the same day, but earlier – these are the rules of UEFA.

“A lot of the Sundowns people come at half-time, particularly those who come from my village – they all come from my village, we want you to come earlier now because we need their inspiration.”

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