SAFA is reportedly considering plans to increase fan attendance to 20 000 for Bafana Bafana’s next match.
Bafana Bafana are set to take on neighbours Zimbabwe at home in their next 2022 Soccer World Cup Qualifier and SAFA are looking to crank up the atmosphere for that fixture.
Bafana Bafana’s 1-0 victory over Ethiopia in the second of back-to-back 2022 World Cup qualifiers marked a monumental moment in South African football.
It marked the first occasion of a return to fans in South African sport with SAFA allowing 2 000 fully vaccinated and fortunate fans through the FNB Stadium turnstiles.
SAFA now hoping to push the number to 20 000
Now, if reports are to be believed, after seeing the success of the pilot programme from SAFA that got those 2 000 fans to the stadium, they are now considering plans to increase fan attendance capacity to a whooping 20 000 for Bafana Bafana’s fixture against the Warriors, who after their back to back losses to Ghana, no longer have the chance to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
According to TimesLIVE, SAFA are only willing to allow the 20 000 capacity in the stadium under very strict guidelines.
“Not only journalists but everyone involved, including security guards, caterers and so on No vaccination, no entry. “Even those mamas who sell pap and vleis at the stadium must be vaccinated, the taxi drivers who shuttle fans to the stadiums must be vaccinated, and members of the media. This is a win-win situation for everyone. Get vaccinated and grow the country in every aspect,” said Chimhavi.
Bafana Bafana did not disappoint the 2 000 fans SAFA had allowed into the FNB Stadium with their victory over the visitors.
They now sit in control of Group G with 10 points with Ghana trailing them closely with nine points.