Spanish football giants Barcelona arrived in South Africa to play in the Mandela Centenary Cup tonight, causing huge excitement among fans who hope to see superstars Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez in action.
Barcelona landed at O.R. Tambo International Airport after a two-hour delay, with fans waiting to welcome their heroes.
Barcelona will face off Mamelodi Sundowns in front of a capacity crowd at the FNB Stadium, where Spain lifted the football World Cup in 2010.
This is the second time Barcelona are playing in South Africa. They beat Sundowns 2-1 in their previous encounter in 2007.
Tonight’s match is part of celebrations to mark 100 years since the birth of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela.