CAF mass stadium bans benefit SA

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Orlando Stadium in Soweto. Photo: Muzi Ntombela / Gallo Images / BackpagePix
Orlando Stadium in Soweto. Photo: Muzi Ntombela / Gallo Images / BackpagePix


Stadium Management SA (SMSA), the company that manages the FNB and Orlando stadiums among its portfolio, is benefiting financially from the few countries that have opted to use South Africa as their alternative “home” ground.

Namibia, Malawi and Ethiopia host their World Cup qualifying matches at Orlando Stadium. The Soweto venue has already hosted games involving top-ranked nations Senegal and Ivory Coast. This coming week, it will host three qualifiers, one of which is between South Africa’s fellow Group G opponents Ethiopia and Ghana.

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