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Cape Town offers free stadium usage and sponsorship for Palestine national football matches<p>The City's sponsorship includes waiver of rental hire costs for the two matches at Athlone Stadium, which SAFA has scheduled for 11 and 18 February. The City will also provide R400 000 in event support services, including traffic, waste management and related services to ensure a successful event.</p><p>'Cape Town looks forward to welcoming the Palestinian national football team to our city. We are glad and proud to support this event. We hope that Capetonians will come out to enjoy these matches, and show support for peace and justice in Palestine. This is an important symbolic way of supporting the two state solution and the full recognition of Palestinian statehood,' said Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis.</p><p>'Sports have played an important role in our democratic journey, and I'm proud that the City of Cape Town is partnering with SAFA to host the Palestinian national football team. This sponsorship aligns with our past sponsorships of similar sporting events in the city, and we are looking forward to two great days at Athlone Stadium,' said Alderman JP Smith, Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security.</p><p>SAFA will announce further details about the exhibition matches in due course.</p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p> </p><p><br></p>2024-01-27T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#3bd13869-3207-4532-9db7-a4ca95867a50;L0|#03bd13869-3207-4532-9db7-a4ca95867a50|JP Smith;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GPP|#3f57ea8a-3adb-4a8f-bb3a-0a20a62c7fe9;GP0|#70533f62-ca5a-4fb5-beb7-b48a2f6fb80e;L0|#070533f62-ca5a-4fb5-beb7-b48a2f6fb80e|event support;GP0|#7e018fb4-a3e1-4a47-ab84-74e9fbdb352f;L0|#07e018fb4-a3e1-4a47-ab84-74e9fbdb352f|Athlone Stadium;GP0|#90b49a62-96e2-436a-9c68-187c9ab33534;L0|#090b49a62-96e2-436a-9c68-187c9ab33534|Mayor10

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