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Moses Mabhida Stadium : Brazil v Portugal

June 30, 2010

The first thing my Durban mates asked me after the game was:

“Isn’t it better than Cape Town Stadium?

Expecting me to defend my chosen home city’s facilities, they were surprised at my answer.

But it is.

It is a perfectly contextualised stadium: on the KwaZulu Natal coastline, beautifully opened up to the sunshine, and channeling the warm Indian Ocean wind.

This is how Durban does ‘STADIUM’.

Don’t get me wrong. I love CT Stadium. It’s like a ‘team huddle’. A ‘cosy-up’. A ‘take refuge from the storms’.

But Moses is a special place. The first truly ‘tropical’ stadium I have experienced. And one of epic proportion. It’s our Colosseum.

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Pity none of the Brazilian players deemed it worthy of equal flare on the groomed pitch.

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