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The Peter Mokaba Stadium is named after South Africa’s leader, Peter Mokaba. Read on to know more on the stadium and the matches to be played at the same.

Peter Mokaba Stadium

The Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane stands to represent the history of South Africa. The stadium is named after Peter Mokaba, a man who rose and fought against South Africa’s apartheid regime. The city of Polokwane was home to Peter Mokaba, who is still loved and respected for the role he played in the revolution against the injustices that once plagued South Africa. The Peter Mokaba Stadium now stands tall in honor of the memory of the iconic Peter Mokaba.

Work on the stadium began after taking into consideration the fact that Polokwane had become a FIFA World Cup 2010 host city. The stadium was completed in the beginning of 2010 and can now put up with around 46,000 people. A large sum of around US$154,000,000 was spent on turning the dream of the Peter Mokaba Stadium into a reality. The stadium is designed and built on the lines of the Baobab tree, South Africa’s largest tree. The steel structure that supports the roof of the stadium meets at every corner of the stadium and is held up by giant structures that resemble the trunks of trees. These tree trunks like structures also support service cores and vertical circulation ramps.

The Polokwane Stadium is not far away from the city centre; only a paltry distance of 5kms separates the two from each other. The old Peter Mokaba Stadium will also as a serve as memory for Didier Drogba, Côte d'Ivoire’s star player. Didier Drogba participated in the crucial CAF African Cup of Nations qualifier between Côte d'Ivoire and South Africa. South Africa went on to win this match 2-1.
 
Matches To Be Held At The Peter Mokaba Stadium

The schedule for the matches to be held at the Peter Mokaba Stadium is given below.
Date
Stage
Match
June 16
Group H
Honduras Vs Chile
June 20
Group F
Italy Vs New Zealand         
June 23
Group D        
Australia Vs Serbia 
June 25
Group G        
Korea DPR Vs Côte d'Ivoire



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