Fifa president Gianni Infantino to attend Mamelodi Sundowns vs. Barcelona spectacle

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The Spanish giants are set to play a friendly against Masandawana on May 16 at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg

With the Premier Soccer League (PSL) having given Mamelodi Sundowns the green light to host Spanish giants Barcelona next week, Fifa president Gianni Infantino is also set to be part of the delegation.

The Brazilians will host the Spanish champions in an international friendly which will also be used to commemorate the Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations.

The former South African state president would who passed away in December 2013, would have turned 100 in July this year. 

According to TimesLive, Fifa boss Infantino, will also be among those attending the eagerly anticipated clash at the iconic FNB Stadium on May 16.

Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Ahmad Ahmad is also believed to be attending the match. 

Meanwhile, Safa spokesman Dominic Chimhavi said both Fifa and Caf have no problems with the fixture.

“SAFA has been in touch with both FIFA and Caf with regards to this game and everything is above board‚” Chimhavi told the publication.

This will be the second time the La Liga giants visit South Africa

In 2007, Barcelona brought their star-studded side which included Brazil legend Ronaldinho among others.

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Barcelona defeated the Brazilians 2-1 at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Tshwane.  

While, Barcelona have yet to confirm the fixture, it appears as if the match would go ahead as announced by Sundowns last week. 

However, the South African public and media are still waiting for the 2017/18 La Liga champions to release an official statement confirming the fixture. 

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