A disaster waiting to happen. That's the only way to describe the soccer bosses' choice of the tiny DF de Villiers Stadium in Sosolburg to host the Phakisa Cup tournament on Saturday.
It is common knowledge that fans, who have been starved of top level entertainment during the off-season, will descend on the sleepy town in their thousands.
The stadium seats only 15000 and only 9000 tickets will be sold.
That is a recipe for disaster - a stampede in the making.
May we, at the risk of being branded alarmist, warn that the authorities are going to have their hands full trying to avert a stampede.
The country can ill-afford a repeat of the April 2001 Ellis Park Stadium disaster, which claimed the lives of 42 fans at a Chiefs-Pirates derby.
We could also mention the 43 deaths during a stampede at Orkney Stadium earlier.
The organisers of Saturday's tournament claim to have a disaster management plan to avoid problems.
But why hope to avoid a stampede when the most sensible thing would have been to prevent disaster by opting for a big enough venue?
Granted, the organiser's intention of promoting soccer in the area is a noble one. But we think luring thousands for a potential showdown with the law is a bad idea indeed.