January 08, 2013
Bafana Bafana take on Norway at Cape Town Stadium
Stuart Buchanan is a journalist, blogger, and online writer for Flow Communications.
He grew up in Durban and has lived in various parts of South Africa and the UK, before finally settling on Cape Town. He often wonders why anyone would want to live anywhere else.
Cape Town Stadium has seen its fair share of action and excitement over the last few years, especially in the sporting arena. It hosted eight football matches during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, as well as a semi-final, and welcomed football heavyweights Manchester United to its beautifully manicured pitch in July last year.
Tonight, January 8, 2013, South Africa's national soccer team, Bafana Bafana (meaning "the boys"), play their second game at the stadium, against Norway in an international friendly. Their first match at this venue was a sell-out encounter against the United States in November 2010, which the home side lost 1-0.
Bafana are preparing for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, which kicks off on January 19, 2013.
South Africa last faced Norway in 2009, in Phokeng, and won 2-1. Be sure to show your support this time in the Mother City!
The trumpeting sounds of vuvuzelas, the donning of our favourite green and yellow jerseys, the proud waving of South African flags, and the colourful attractions of Cape Town’s much-loved Fan Walk will provide a memorable start to the new year.
Tickets are priced between R50 and R100. Buy yours via Computicket or at your nearest Checkers or Shoprite outlet.