EASTERN Province soccer chief Mzimkhulu Fina expects 38000 fans to watch tomorrow's Orange Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinal between Ghana and Cape Verde at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
"The crowds have been good for all the matches, but I am expecting a bumper turnout for this knockout clash," Fina said yesterday.
A crowd of 20000 watched the opening double-header featuring Ghana and Congo and Mali versus Niger in Port Elizabeth.
The second double-header in the Bay, featuring Ghana against Mali and Niger versus Congo, was watched by 21000.
On Sunday, there were 10000 fans to watch Cape Verde against Angola and 13000 supporters turned up for the Niger versus Ghana clash on Monday night.
"The quarterfinal will be a special occasion and I am sure that fans will come out in numbers," Fina said.
"The Ghana supporters have been magnificent and have added a great atmosphere to the stadium whenever their team has been in action.
"Port Elizabeth has been a home away from home for the Ghana fans.
"I think that Ghana will beat Cape Verde and move into the semifinals. Sadly, it will be the end of the road for Cape Verde.
"Ghana have been playing great football and should be too strong for Cape Verde who have done extremely well in their debut tournament," Fina said.