A family World Cup?

2009-12-13 12:17

THE 2010 World Cup won’t come cheap for local fans like Dumisani

Mkhize, a married father of three sons.

He is an avid Bafana Bafana supporter and wants his family to

experience the vibe when the greatest soccer festival hits our shores next


But with five

family members he is ­already at a disadvantage because Fifa only allows you to

buy a maximum of four tickets per game.

Dumisani needs to find a way of dribbling past the challenge of who

in his family to leave behind on match days.

With final tickets going for R1 050, this will set him back R4 200.

Before that day arrives, his skills will be tested as he needs to set aside at

least R3?080 for Bafana’s group matches.

This excludes transport to the games and refreshments.

Tickets for the opening match against Mexico on June 11 at Soccer

City will cost our supporters R490 each. This will add up to R1?960 for his


When Bafana take on Uruguay at Loftus on June 16 he will pay R140

for each ticket (R560 in total) and will fork out the same for the game against

former world champions France in Bloemfontein on June 22. (see box for other


Being a loyal Bafana fan, Dumisani needs four replica jerseys (with

Protea emblem) at a cost of R1?499 each.
But there is a cheaper one that costs


The tournament takes place in winter so Dumisani’s family will need

to get Bafana tracksuits at a cost of R1?199 each. Dumisani’s sons would like to

blow vuvuzelas to show their support. One vuvuzela will cost him as little as


They don’t want to be seen as outsiders and will wear makarabhas at

R300 each.

Being the braaimaster that he is, Dumisani will be surprised that

there won’t be chisa nyamas at the stadiums and will have to buy food for the

entire family at no less than R300 a match.

Because he has just bought a bigger car, his fuel bill for driving

to Tshwane and Bloemfontein is likely to be high.

Dumisani was in shock when he worked out the total cost of the

World Cup for him and his family – R25 000 for the once-in-a-lifetime


But he’d better hurry up. As of yesterday more than 450?000 ticket

applications had already been processed.

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