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NEDBANK Cup final is set to light up the Moses Mabhida Stadium this Saturday with loads of entertainment on and off the field.

On the field, Orlando Pirates will take on the defending champions SuperSport United with kick-off set for 20h15.

This is a repeat of last year’s finale in Polokwane where United emerged victorious 3-2.

Matsatsantsa are aiming to become the first team to defend the trophy since the Nedbank sponsorship started, while the Buccaneers are looking to give their multitude of fans something to cheer about in their historic 80th year.

Off the field, there will be festivities galore for those who come in early. The activities will start at 14:00 and will ensure that friends and families have memorable moments beyond the soccer pitch.  Part of entertainment includes the famous Fan Zone, pre-match concert and what is set to be a dazzling opening ceremony.

The opening ceremony will commence at 7.40pm and will include a breathtaking array of young dancers – who will celebrate their passion for art, in Nedbank’s tribute to Youth Month.

The fan zone area, is made of an interactive theme park incorporating games, youth soccer clinics and autograph opportunities.

The line-up of attractions will also include: 
Penalty Shoot-Out 
Feel the pressure of a real-life tie-breaker! Be that star player who changes the game and shoots those all-important winning goals. 

Nedbank Cup Photo 
Without supporters, a team could just be a bunch of dudes standing on a field. Show your love. Backdrop your selfie with our super-sized hashtag and get 200 points for sharing on Facebook and Twitter. 

Trophy Photo & Autograph Booth 
Trophy Photo: Nothing glitters like the Nedbank Cup trophy. See it up close, with a photo to prove it. That’s right: get the only evidence you’ll ever need to prove your star quality. 
Autograph Booth: If autographs are your thing, come get a signed photo from the celebrities who will be in attendance, including the Nedbank Passion Captains.

Game Zone 
Do you have what it takes to be a football legend? Prove it. Play the latest FIFA game, compete against your friends and show – once and for all – who the star player is. 

Fan Face 
Real fans wear the logo on their faces. But you don’t need a forehead tattoo. Paint your face with your favourite team’s logo or predict the 2017 Nedbank cup champion. Whatever you choose, it’s not a war without war paint.

Skill Zone 
Star players have sharp skills. Learn from a top trickster during a mat master class or challenge your mates to a dribble-off. Put your fastest foot first and rack up 200 points. You know you want to.

Nedbank Gig Rig
Get entertained by our Nedbank passion captains who include the likes of Boity Thulo,Mihlali Ndamase,Lucia Mthiyane,Somizi Mhlongo and many more.

“Nedbank has a long history of providing fans with an unforgettable match-day experience at the Nedbank Cup final, and this year promises to be our most spectacular one.

"We are determined to provide a great day out for the whole family at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, hence there is something for the young and old to enjoy,” said Tobie Badenhorst, Head of Sponsorship and Cause Marketing at Nedbank.

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