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THE BIL­LION RAND GOAL

Finweek English Edition - - INSIDE - Cover con­cept and lay­out: Jig­nasa Diar

“Foot­ball is a mat­ter of life and death, ex­cept more im­por­tant.”

– Bill Shankly, Scot­tish foot­baller and man­ager

If you sup­port ei­ther Or­lando Pi­rates or Kaizer Chiefs, then you know ex­actly what Shankly means when th­ese two teams stride out in front of a packed FNB Sta­dium to do bat­tle. Stop for a moment and con­sider what 80 000 scream­ing fans with vu­vuze­las sounds like. If you think that 62 000 fans crammed into El­lis Park is im­pres­sive when the Spring­boks are stand­ing shoul­der to shoul­der against the All Blacks, this takes pas­sion to a com­pletely new level.

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