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Soccerex has announced that the South African Minister of Sport, the Honourable Fikile Mbalula, will speak at the opening ceremony of the Soccerex African Forum 2013 on October 1.

Soccerex has announced that the South African Minister of Sport, the Honourable Fikile Mbalula, will speak at the opening ceremony of the Soccerex African Forum 2013 on October 1.

The two-day event will take place at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. Minister Mbalula will be joining fellow Sports Ministers from Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, Zambia and Tanzania at the Soccerex African Forum along with more than 1,000 senior decision-makers from across Africa.

“I am very excited to be attending the Forum,” he said. “Sport is an important part of our culture here in South Africa and football is the people’s game. Grassroots development, facility management and commerciality are key focus points in South Africa currently and Soccerex is providing us with a platform to address these issues.”

Soccerex chief executive Duncan Revie added: “It is fantastic that Mr Mbalula will be participating in the opening ceremony at the Soccerex African Forum. As the South African Minister of Sport, he is at the heart of South Africa’s sporting development and his insight into South Africa’s plans will be essential listening for all delegates.” For more information about the Forum programme, visit http://www.mysoccerex.com/AF13ConferenceProgramme.pdf or for more information about the event, visit http://www.soccerex.com/africa.

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