Whenever you take a drive through various cities and suburbs in South Africa, you will always see a group of school children and even preschool children playing soccer on open fields. Or even squatter camps’ residents will play daily soccer games amongst themselves on the open fields next to the squatter camps or where ever they find suitable open grounds nearby.
The weather never seems to affect any local soccer games ever, and whether is morning, afternoon, evening or even late evening, soccer will always be played in South Africa. You won’t believe it, but even these small local soccer games amongst neighbors and friends still attract hundreds of supporters and fans. It almost sounds unreal, but Soccer is honestly played almost everywhere and anywhere in South Africa and a loved sport by all. The game of Soccer is also widely used as team building exercises in South Africa, where companies or one company’s employees play a friendly soccer game amongst themselves.
Did you know that the National football/soccer team in South Africa do not have one single stadium only for home matches, but various to choose from, such as Soccer City in Soweto, which is the largest soccer venue in South Africa, able to seat 94 700 supporters.
Then there are numerous smaller soccer venues/stadiums in South Africa
• Atteridgeville Super Stadium, located just outside of Pretoria
• The Royal Bafokeng Stadium, located outside Rustenburg
• The Free Sate Stadium, located in Bloemfontein
• Moses Mabhida Stadium located in Kwa-Zulu Natal/Durban.
The National soccer team in South Africa also has the option of making use of the following stadiums if they would like, and have before:
• Kings Park Stadium, situated in Durban
• Ellis Park Stadium, situated in Johannesburg
• Cape Town Stadium, situated in Cape Town
• Newlands Stadium, situated in Cape Town
• Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
• EPRU Stadium, situated in Port Elizabeth
• Loftus Versfeld, situated in Pretoria
• Orlando Stadium, located in Soweto
• Mbombela Stadium, situated in Nelspruit
• Peter Mokaba Stadium, located in Polokwane
• Hoffe Park Stadium, situated in Kimberly.