South African gamers are going global, as the country has received an invitation to partake in Fifa’s first E-nations Stay and Play cup. The competition will host the world’s best gamers who will play with top footballers across the world.
With many competitions being put off as a result of the coronavirus, Fifa, and their partner Electronic Arts (EA Sports) have created a competition which will be hosted online. This is the inaugeral event and is meant to encouage soccer players and fans to ensure that they are safely self-isolating. The event kicks off on Tuesday, 21 April.
EWN reported that the structure of the competition is as follows. The 40 Nations in the tournament will be separated into 3 sections based on time zones and the central section, with 25 countries from Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Each section will have a winner, who will be awarded with a monetary donation to their chosen national charity. South Africa will be playing for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund.
eBafana Bafana, South Africa’s team will consist of some well-known local talents including Bafana Bafana and Mamelodi Sundowns player Sibusiso Vilakazi, Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada, musician Cassper Nyovest and well-known gamer, Thabo” Yvng Savage” Moloi.
We have some pretty exciting news to share. Goliath Gaming’s very own @PlayStation_SA player Thabo @YvngSavage0402 Moloi will join @casspernyovest, @KagisoRabada25 and @sbuvilla11 representing 🇿🇦 as team #eBafanaBafana in the #FIFAeNationsStayAndPlayCup this week! https://t.co/DClkc0PgVl
— Goliath Gaming (@GoliathGamingZA) April 20, 2020
South Africa’s first match will be tomorrow [21 April] at 5pm. They are playing against the United Arab Emirates. According to Goliath Gaming, you can catch the action on digital platforms with highlights the following day on SuperSport.