June 16, 2010
Cape Town gets behind Bafana Bafana
Bafana Bafana fans at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Photos by Travis Robertson
Several thousand people gathered at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) tonight to support Bafana Bafana in their 2010 FIFA World Cup™ match against Uruguay in Pretoria. Even though Bafana showed much courage, they were simply outclassed and received a 3-0 drubbing.
With six big screens and two long bars, the CTICC provided the warmest, liveliest place to watch the match in Cape Town, while fans and players in Pretoria had to contend with freezing conditions.
Those who arrived at Cape Town’s Biggest Football Party remained in great spirits, blowing their vuvuzelas and screaming every time Bafana Bafana launched an attack.
Diego Forlan opened the scoring for Uruguay in the first half. Following a vcontroversial penalty in the second half, which resulted in Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune being sent off, Forland slotted a penalty to put the game out of Bafana’s reach.
Álvaro Pereira scored Uruguay’s third goal in the dying minutes to add to the woes of the host nation.
On Thursday night the CTICC will host dance act Flash Republic, who will perform after the match between Korea Republic and Argentina.
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If you happen to be based in Johannesburg or Pretoria and aren’t enjoying the cold evenings and traffic, check out our domestic flight and accommodation specials and get down to Cape Town to enjoy the atmosphere here. No trip to South Africa is complete without seeing Cape Town.