President of the South African Football Association [SAFA] – Danny Jordaan has said that they will give free tickets to vaccinated supporters to watch Bafana Bafana’s next Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup game against Ethiopia.

Jordaan made this known at the launch of the vaccination social mobilisation campaign at the FNB stadium in Johannesburg on yesterday.

The event seeks to encourage more South Africans to get vaccinated in order for them to be allowed to attend such events.

“When you look at what happens in Europe, why is it that Euro finals can have over 60 thousand people in the stadium, can have fans celebrating before, during and after the match. In the match against Ethiopia, we are going to give 50% of the tickets to fans which we will distribute freely,” says Jordaan.

Latest SA COVID-19 statistics

South Africa has recorded 5 372 new COVID-19 cases, in the latest 24-hour reporting period, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to 2 829 435.

A further 282 COVID-19-related deaths have also been reported, taking the country’s total fatalities since the pandemic outbreak to 83 899.