Indian music composers Salim and Sulaiman Merchant, who collaborated with South African singers Loyiso Bala and Eric Wainaina to record the anthem for FIFA World Cup 2010, will perform at the opening and closing ceremonies of the football event.
"It’s definitely an honour to get the opportunity to perform at such a huge platform. In fact, besides this anthem, we are also going to sing our song 'Shukran allah' from 'Kurbaan' with Loyiso and Eric. Music knows no boundaries," said a delighted Salim.
Later the duo will also perform for the fund raising concert for Nelson Mandela Foundation, a trust that is actively working towards providing medical assistance for corrective surgery of cleft lip and palate.
The opening ceremony of the football World Cup will be held June 10 at Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.