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The friendly international against Japan has been moved from the Rand Stadium in Johannesburg to the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

The match will still be played on Saturday, November 14, and is sure to attract the crowds at the modern new stadium in the coastal city.

According to, South African FA CEO Raymond Hack said the decision to move the clash follows the association’s new approach to play all international matches at World Cup venues leading up to the 2010 soccer show-piece.

The encounter against Jamaica remains at another World Cup venue, Vodacom Park in Bloemfontein. It will be played on November 17.