SAFA CEO Raymond Hack confirmed the change of venue for South Africa's upcoming friendly fixture against Japan to Johannesburg-based newspaper, the Sowetan.
"I have been informed by Mike Sutcliffe [Ethekwini
municipality manager] that the Moses Mabhida Stadium will not be ready on the
day of the match. We have already advised the football federation of Japan
about the change of venue and they have no problem about this. They are ready
for the match."
The match will still be played on November 14, but before
it, Bafana have an encounter lined up against Norway in Oslo on
The match in Europe will be the second time Bafana clash with
Norway in a year, with the last result giving South Africa bragging rights with
a 1-0 win in the World Cup host nation.
Bafana coach Joel Santana is under pressure to register a
few wins with the national side, and he will be hoping to replicate that win in
Scandinavia come November.
Peter Pedroncelli, Goal.com