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Nego Negondeni from Limpopo has dreamed of completing his civil engineering degree and to keep busy he built a replica of the FNB Stadium out of recycled materials.


Nego Negondeni has a passion for building things so he put that passion into building a replica of the FNB Stadium. He used cement, sand, cardboard and soil to build it. The replica is two-and-a-half meters wide and sitting in Nego’s back yard in Limpopo.

He was filled with pride when he completed it and shared an image on Facebook. People started sharing it and it crossed the desktop of someone at Stadium Management South Africa (SMSA). That is when Nego’s life took a turn for the best!

“I wanted to experience being at the FNB Stadium in 2010, but I could not attend the matches. So, I started building the replica of the stadium to bring the feel to Limpopo.”

Nego has been offered an opportunity of a lifetime by SMSA. They have offered to help him complete his degree. He will now be finishing his degree in civil engineering at the Vhembe TVET College’s Makwarela campus in Thohoyandou.

“I was very impressed with this young man’s entrepreneurship and upon speaking to Nego, was more so with his enthusiastic and vibrant personality” – Dr Jacques Grobbelaar, Chief Executive Officer of Stadium Management SA

In addition, they are sending Nego and his family to watch an Absa Premiership match between Kaizer Chiefs FC and Orlando Pirates FC. They are covering the transport to and from Johannesburg, accommodation, a stadium tour and tickets for the game.

It is amazing to see how a single post has changed Nego’s life.

Sources: Lead SA
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