NFL Set to Make Touchdown in South Africa this September The National Football League (NFL) is gearing up to make its debut in Cape Town this September, promising an exhilarating weekend filled with NFL fan festivities to mark the commencement of the highly anticipated 2023 season.
NFL Expands to South Africa’s Shores As part of the expansive NFL Africa initiative, the NFL is all set to host an array of captivating fan events on Saturday, September 16th, and Sunday, September 17th. This initiative reflects the NFL’s enduring commitment to fostering the growth of American football at all levels across the African continent.
The Ultimate NFL Experience: Cape Town Prepare for the “NFL Experience: Cape Town,” an immersive extravaganza dedicated to American Football enthusiasts in South Africa. On Saturday, September 16th, the Cape Town International Convention Centre will come alive with interactive NFL football challenges, exhilarating Flag activities, and a captivating journey into the League’s rich history. Attendees will also savor the taste of authentic American cuisine while indulging in an American football takeover of the senses.
Get Ready to Meet the Icons Get up close and personal with the iconic Vince Lombardi Trophy and a treasure trove of NFL memorabilia. The event will also feature engaging experiences with Madden NFL 24, Pro Era, Wilson footballs, and the chance to don authentic player jerseys from Mitchell & Ness and sportswear from Kingdom & Co.
A Grand Finale: NFL Viewing Party at V&A Waterfront The grand finale of this exhilarating weekend is the collaborative Viewing Party with ESPN Africa. Set against the backdrop of the stunning V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre on Sunday, September 17th, this event will commence at 17:00. It will seamlessly blend live entertainment by NFL Legends and local South African personalities with the live screening of a game from the second week of the league season. Attendees will also be treated to interactive games and exciting giveaways.
NFL Legends in the Spotlight Osi Umenyiora, the former New York Giants defensive end and a two-time Super Bowl champion, will be at the forefront of the NFL’s expansion endeavors in Africa. Accompanying him will be South Africa’s own NFL Legend, Gary Anderson, who boasts an impressive 23 seasons in the league. Also joining the ranks is the seasoned veteran Kenny Stills.
Anticipation Builds for September Osi Umenyiora expressed his excitement, stating, “It will be exciting to witness the NFL’s presence in South Africa this September, promising an incredible American Football showcase in Cape Town for all fans to revel in.”
Gary Anderson proudly remarked, “I extend a warm welcome to the NFL in South Africa for the very first time. I am eagerly looking forward to witnessing South African fans immerse themselves in the ‘NFL Experience: Cape Town’ and am excited to join them in the picturesque city of Cape Town to foster the growth of fandom in my homeland.”
Prepare yourselves, fans, as this is merely the beginning of an exhilarating journey! Brace yourselves for an unforgettable NFL experience coming your way this September.