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D’Banj, Micasa to headline Afcon closing ceremony

08 Feb 2013 17:23 | Rhodé Marshall

D'Banj. (Reuters)

D'Banj. (Reuters)

As the Africa Cup of Nations comes to an end and Burkina Faso and Nigeria head to the finals, Nigerian’s D’Banj, South Africa’s Zonke, Kelly Khumalo, Micasa, Thembesile Ntaka and Kenya’s Muthoni have been announced as performers at the closing ceremony.

The ceremony will be headlined with a performance from goodwill ambassador for the Roll Back Malaria Partnership Yvonne Chaka Chaka, accompanied by soccer veteran Mark Fish, who will address the crowd on the challenges of fighting malaria in Africa.

The closing ceremony is said to reflect the continent's "urban and contemporary side".

“As an artist who’s always striven for Pan-African appeal, this is precisely the type of event I enjoy performing at” said Oliver Twist singer D’Banj.

The final match between Burkina Faso and Nigeria will take place at 8.30pm.

The closing ceremony, held at the National Stadium, will take place on Sunday at 6.30pm and will be broadcast on SABC1 and DSTV's Supersport 4.

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