According to reports, The South African Football Association (SAFA) is planning to take Bafana Bafana home games to KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and the Eastern Cape after 168 tickets were sold for the 4-0 win against Sierra Leone at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on the 24th September 2022.
The FNB Stadium which has been the home ground of the Bafana Bafana has been having low turnout during home matches.
They were debates after the sorry sight of Bafana Bafana playing a friendly international against Sierra Leone in front of fewer than 500 fans while just two hours later a crowd of 46,000 crammed into Kings Park to watch the South African Rugby team, Springboks beat Argentina in their last Rugby Championship game of this year’s competition.
Changing the venue of the Bafana Bafana home matches to a smaller stadium might change the views on the number of fans in the stadium during home matches.
With a capacity of 94,736, the FNB is the largest stadium in Africa and hosted the memorable final between Spain and the Netherlands with Andre Iniesta scoring the only goal of the match in the extra time to give Spain their first World Cup title.