Watch Video: Messi and FC Barcelona heavy-weights in SA

The high-profile international club friendly between Mamelodi Sundowns and Spanish powerhouses FC Barcelona is scheduled for tonight.

The match is expected to get underway at 6.15pm and Jacques Grobbelaar‚ the CEO of Stadium Management SA‚ said over 1 600 security personnel would be employed to direct the over 87 437 fans who have bought tickets for the eagerly-anticipated encounter.

The event is one of the main highlights of the Nelson Mandela centenary celebrations taking place this year.

With the who’s of who of world football‚ politicians and top class celebrities expected to grace the event sponsored by the Motsepe Foundation‚ Grobbelaar said security was paramount and they would not take any chances.

The recently crowned La Liga champions confirmed on Tuesday night that they were bringing stars such as Lionel Messi‚ Gerard Piqué‚ Andres Iniesta‚ Luis Suárez‚ Jordi Alba‚ Philippe Coutinho‚ Ousmane Dembélé and goalkeeper Ter Stegen to FNB Stadium.

 

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Maritzburg sun reporter

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