Diski99 & CPC Unite Against Drug Abuse

Diski99 and CPC Unite Against Drug Abuse!

South African Internet Service Provider (ISP), Net Nine Nine and Non-Government Organisation, Concerned Parents Campaigns (CPC), have partnered using sport to counter against the scourge of illicit drug abuse in the country.

The two companies, aligned in the fight against the abuse of substances that contribute to violent crimes, road fatalities and gender-based violence (GBV), will host a soccer match featuring prominent yesteryear football stars who have equally indicated their dismay about the use of drugs.

The tournament, which will be attended by dignitaries within the drug fighting campaigns, will be held at the Dr Petrus Molemela Stadium, Free State on 27 April 2024, known as the CPC-Diski99 “Stop Drug Abuse”.

This will not just be any ordinary soccer match, but the players will be wearing their colours symbolizing their negation of the use of illegal drugs, and all the ramification associated with it.

Soccer legends from the Free State and Gauteng, to be known as Gauteng Legends and Celtic Legends, is expected to bring about hope in the country whose youth is drowning under the muddied rivers of drug abuse.

The Legends.

Among those yesteryear soccer stars who have agreed to use their influence in the fight against drug abuse comprise South African football giant Lucas “Rhoo” Radebe, the former Leeds United, Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs skipper, Lebohang “Cheeseboy” Mokoena, formerly with Moroka Swallows, as well as Reneilwe “Yeye” Letsholonyane who was a household name at Amakhosi.

Boasting 102 caps and nine goals for Kaizer Chiefs is Josta Dladla who has also volunteered his presence at the charity event aimed at highlighting the dangers associated with drug abuse, as well as Jabu Pule Mahlangu who has been vocal against drug abuse.

Former Orlando Pirates goalkeeper, William Okpara, will feature alongside Kleinbooi Taaibos and Moses Spandeel, who used to play for Bloemfontein Celtic are also part of the line up.

Ironically, the Legends’ spectacle is penciled for the day when South Africa would be commemorating 30-years of freedom.

And, what a way to relive those memories than featuring some of the players who were still active when this country gained its first ever democracy in 1994.

This throw-back augurs well with the theme of the day: Say No to Drug Abuse, a pandemic that has tarnished the country, and robbed it of all its future leaders. 

Over the past 30 years, South Africa has been fighting a losing battle against substance abuse, and it takes such efforts that sports legends should join forces with CPC and Net Nine Nine to say, “No to drug abuse, yes to life”.

Get Your Tickets

Tickets available from selected Spar stores, and BP fuel stations as well as on the Ticketpro website.

Entrance fees:

Kids under 5 years old – Free Entrance

Kids 5 – 12 years old – R20 pp

Adults General admission: R40 pp

Adults Grand Stands: R50 pp

Adults VIP area: R300 pp (includes welcome drink)

Net Nine Nine statement

Nomvula Mosiea-Tiya, Net Nine Nine’s Events Coordinator, said: “As Net Nine Nine we’ve seen the need to associate ourselves with any productive organisation highlighting the plight of drug abuse. We saw the need to partner with Concerned Parents Campaigns (CPC) who have been calling on the end to substance abuse. We’ve been involved in a number of events in townships, and we realised the importance to help our youth who are seriously battling with drug abuse, it could illicit drugs, alcohol and many others affecting their mind, and control their emotions.”

Gauteng Legends Team:

Lucas Radebe

William Okpara

Abednego Netshodzwe

Morgan Gould

Tonic Chabalala

Reneilwe Letsholonyane

Josta Dladla

Benedict Tso Vilakazi

Joseph Ngake

Lebogang “Cheeseboy” Mokoena 

Jabu Mahlangu

Katlego Mashego

Tebogo Moloi

Isaac Mabotsa

Section Kalinge

Bloem Celtic Legends Team:

Jacob Mokhasi

Charles Motlohi 

Patrick Malokase

Patrick Setlai

Solomon Gatri

Thembile Kanono

Cecil Oersen

Daniel Matsau

Aaron Lepele

Andrew Mxaka

Troy Saila

Benjamin Reed

Jeffrey Legetla

Kleinbooi Taaibos

David Modise

Mbali Nhlapho the house keeper, joins Net Nine Nine as a brand ambassador