Johannesburg – South Africa has been invited to take part in Fifa’s inaugural eNations Stay and Play Cup that will pit some of the world’s top gamers playing with top footballers globally.
Fifa has partnered with Electronic Arts (EA Sports)to create an online competition for nations during the lockdown affecting most countries.
Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada is one of the team members for the South African team, known as eBafana Bafana, which is made up of Bafana Bafana and Mamelodi Sundowns striker Sibusiso Vilakazi, hip-hop artist Casper Nyovest and Thabo Moloi.
The game will be launched on Tuesday, 21 April and is aimed at encouraging players and fans to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
eBafana Bafana team will compete in Group where winners of each section will win a “prize money donation” that will be awarded to a national charity organization fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
SAFA chose the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (NMCF) as they have a long-standing partnership.