Slow ticket sales for the upcoming Afcon Cup in South Africa next year has resulted in authorities targeting the public at grass roots level to rally interest in the soccer showcase.
A total of 800 000 tickets are available for the 32 games that will be played during the tournament.
Members of the Government Communications and Information Services (GCIS) handed out promotional material to motorists in Nelson Mandela Bay this morning.
The city will host eight Afcon games. Unlike the World Cup, there will be no fan parks and this will force people to fill the stadiums.
GCIS provincial director Ndlelantle Pinyana says Afcon awareness blitzes will continue throughout the festive season.
“We will be visiting various townships and doing some campaigns raising awareness and distributing leaflets and pamphlets and other products that promote the soccer spectacular. And from there we host a dialogue with foreign nationals based in the Nelson Mandela Bay area as part raising awareness of the upcoming soccer spectacular.”