It is about three kilometres from where I live to the Cape Town Stadium.
I went to a few matches of the 2010 World Cup, but I did not have tickets for the quarter final between Germany and Argentina.
Having woken from a nap, I decided to take a walk towards the fan walk and stadium.
It was dark as I approached the corner of Main and Glengarrif Roads; even a policeman sitting on his horse was half visible.
I remember the bright brown eyes of the horse, and a few police lights in the background.
A passerby told me that Germany had won 4 – o; and I could see the post match spectators slowly appearing in the distance.
The Argentinian fans had always been cheerful and upbeat; but now they seemed to smile wryly, one had a scarf flapping around his neck, but his head was inclined to the ground.
I felt for them and admired their stoicism.
So; I wish Germany all the best, but to those downbeat Argentinians I witnessed that night: May you roar with joy!