Clive Barker’s honorary match moved to December


Clive Barker’s honorary game which was scheduled for Sunday (November 17) in Durban has now been moved to December 20 at Moses Mabhida Stadium.

The two-day event was moved forward to avoid clashing with the Africa Cup of Nations Group C qualifier between South Africa and Sudan taking place on Sunday in Orlando, Soweto.

The honorary game forms part of the Clive Barker Celebrations comprising of various activities to highlight all Coach Clive Barker’s legacy and his contribution to SA football.

The 75-year-old is considered one of the national team’s best ever coaches having guided the country to Afcon success on home soil in 1996.

Clive Barker guided this Bafana team in 1996.

A Gala Dinner will now take place on Thursday, December 19, at Moses Mabhida and will be followed by a match between the Class of 96 and an assembled African XI team the next day.

The confirmed players for the Class of 96 side include Mark Fish, Doctor Khumalo, David Nyathi, Edward Motale, Teboho Moloi, Lucas Radebe, Mark Williams, Jerry Skhosana and Brian Baloyi.

The Africa XI side comprises of Roger Feutumba, Kalusha Bwalya, Williams Okpara, Tinashe Nengomasha, Ernest Mtawali, Patrick Mabedi, Wilfred & William Mugeyi, Robson Muchichwa, Raphael Chukwu, Daniel Amukachi, Taribo West and Jay Jay Okocha.

Barker has also written a book to document his life in football.

By Ofhani Munyai

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