5 – The Volunteers took me to the Swaziland vs Nigeria football match, which was great fun. We didn’t have tickets so we went to buy them at the gate. The ‘ticket booth’ was a parked car with its windows rolled down and a guy in passenger seat and a guy in the back seat. You went to the guy in the front and he took your money then he nodded to the guy behind who gave you the ticket. Through the turnstiles there were people selling drinks out of big cooler boxes and pop-up braais all over the place. There weren’t allocated seats and it was packed, so we walked pretty much all the way around the stadium before we could find somewhere to sit. Being nine conspicuously European people we were quite the attraction – lots of people asked who we were supporting then got really excited when we said “Swaziland”. The game wasn’t actually the most entertaining part of the experience – at half time a dog got on the pitch and three security guards chased him up and down for at least 10 minutes. The dog would stop, wag his tail and tease the guards, then one of them would throw themselves at it and the dog would skip away. Needless to say the however many thousand people in the stadium were all cheering like mad for the dog.