No, you are not dreaming! And no, unlike some other authors, I am not making up facts to suit my story!!
At Newlands, on Thursday, the South African National Under 20 side beat Brazil Under 20's. That is great news, and good for the future of Bafana Bafana, and hopefully it will give the National side some hope for the World Cup. Ghana, the current under 20 World Champions, and Nigeria also played in this Football Fesitval
Today, Saturday, the action switches to Cape Town Stadium. South Africa play Nigeria, and Brazil try to retain some dignity by seeking revenge from the team that beat them in the Under 20 final.
This is (possibly...) the final test event for Cape Town stadium prior to the FIFA event. It is being run like a FIFA event, with the same security, and also, critically it is the first event to be played at night and using all the levels. The previous events only used the lower tiers, but tonight, the hope is that the R20 tickets will mean something like 65,000 people will attend to give the stadium a realistic test. R20 to see 2 international football matches, including the reigning world champions, Brazil, Nigeria, and, of course, the home side. Bargain!
It also allows some intersting features to be tested; few people know this, but both the changing rooms can be divided down the middle with a concertina wall, to give 4 changing rooms. Nothing too special about that...apart from the wall is completely soundproofed. It is amazing, you can shout and scream in one half, and nothing heard at all on the other side. Which is quite impressive for a light, moveable wall. Of course, all the showers, treatment rooms, etc., are also doubled up.
I shall be at the event (as I hope all Cape Town based MyDL'ers will be!). I will take some more photos, and stick them up here, after the event, & through Twitter (@AccessAfrica) as the event goes on. Thankfully, the autumn rain from yesterday has gone, and the sun is shining in the Fairest Cape...