Open letter to South Africa’s students‚ universities and government‚ represented by Minister in the .
SOME die-hard soccer fans yesterday braved Cape Town's rain and cold weather to watch the game between Portugal and North Korea at a Fan Fest in the city centre.
Others made their way to Greenpoint Stadium for the match, which was the city's first daytime game.
The constant rain and biting cold did not discourage fans from attending the match as they blew their vuvuzelas while waiting for the game to start.
But many Capetonians had the do-or-die game between Bafana-Bafana and France today at the top of their minds.
"It's a tall order. We depend on other games. Uruguay must beat Mexico," said Zunaid Hassan of Grassy Park.
"It's easier for France to reach the last 16 than us."
Jacko Heugia said: "We pray for Bafana. We hope they win. They must take all the chances that come their way."
Heugia said Bafana could win "because France are not at their best".
Tanweer Hassan said if the national team lost today's game, they would have "disappointed the whole nation".
Hassan, however, said it was possible for Bafana to shock everyone, win the game and proceed to the next round.
"We can shock the French and the whole football world. All South Africans will support the team. If they lose, we will be disappointed."
Some of the city's busiest streets were closed for the crucial Portugal vs North Korea encounter yesterday.