Johannesburg -Saturday 25 February 2017 was the inauguration of the Social Cohesion Games.
Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Saturday launched a veterans soccer tournament, calling on the public to use it to stand against recent xenophobic attacks.
“Football is a common denominator in Gauteng, on the continent and the world over,” he said in a statement.
“By combining different nationalities in one provincial tournament, we can, in a small but significant manner, assist in unifying our province.”
The tournament – which has been named the Social Cohesion Games – will involve 768 players from different African countries including a Chinese soccer team.