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Rain 'will be good luck'

2010-07-07 14:08

Durban - Rain during the World Cup semi-final between Germany and Spain in Durban on Wednesday would be a sign of good luck, a sangoma said.

“The rain in the African culture symbolises good luck. In my predictions I think everything is going to go well this evening,” said sangoma Sibongile Mndima.

Mndima said it was difficult to say which team would win the match because both were very strong.

“Spain and Germany are both very strong teams. There could be penalties towards the end of the match. It’s a tight game,” said Mndima.

The SA Weather Service said there is a strong chance of rain on Wednesday.

Germany and Spain will battle it out at the Moses Mabhida Stadium, with kickoff at 20:30.

“There is a 60% chance of rain tonight and 30% rain throughout the day. This rain could carry on right through midnight,” said SA Weather Service weather observer Vulindlela Nzimande.

Nzimande said there could also be light winds of between 10 to 15 knots on Wednesday afternoon.

Stars jet in for match

Stars from around the world were reportedly jetting in for the match.

The Mercury reported on Wednesday that actor Leonardo DiCaprio, celebrity Paris Hilton Peace, Nobel prize winner Henry Kissinger and actor Shahrukh Khan were expected to be at the game.

It was also reported that President Jacob Zuma along with Spain’s King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia were expected to be in town.

KwaZulu-Natal police on Tuesday said they would deploy more police since many important people were expected to attend the game.

The Durban Metro police said roads around the stadium would be closed.

Argyle, NMR Avenue and part of Gobble road would be closed during the match.

The FIFA Fan Fest will be buzzing with activity. Musician Danny K is expected to take to the stage after the game.

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