South Africa took another huge step towards being ready for the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup with the launch of the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Sunday. The African National Congress in KwaZulu Natal called on South Africans to attend the opening. The facility with a 350 metre high arch will officially open its doors with a soccer match between AmaZulu and Maritzburg United. More than 20 000 tickets had already been sold for the local derby. The state of the art stadium costing R1.6 billion had been earmarked to host the World Cup semi-final.

PUBLICATION: Eyewitness News
AUTHOR: Nomsa Maseko
DATED: 1st December 2009