Screened on SABC, the public at home and screening venues would not only engage with the game, but with the fans who, before the game, would be beaming with confidence and as the game wears you also see excitement and stress on their faces.
The players would be on public display with the coach.
It is an amazing implementation environment which can be part of our appreciation as society on how the Reconstruction and Development Programme and National Development Programme should be implemented.
Post the game, emotions not withstanding, each individual has a say on how the game went.
Our sickening politics has been so invasive, silly and destructive that it has undermined that which drives social cohesion in a real progressive manner.
The most exciting part of democratic participation, is when fans have a final say on who should be fielded in the competition and the coach abides by their wishes - a strong tenet of democratic practice.
Having made such an effort and given that FNB Stadium can take only up to 90,000 spectators, why should politicians deprive South Africans this opportunity of participating in the democratic process that the likes of Kaizer Motaung and Jomo Sono, the most eminent South African entrepreneurs, built with sweat, blood and tears?
*Dr Pali Lehohla is the former statistician-general of SA. Follow him at the website www.pie.org.za