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Reason to Celebrate? 100 Days until FIFA World Cup Kicks off

Today offered some excitement to the South African working day, marking 100 days before the kick- off of the much anticipated 2010 FIFA World Cup. City streets around the country had various activities and festivals for the public to celebrate the build-up of one of the biggest sporting events in the world.

Even though I don’t believe in “celebrating” the countdown, I must admit the atmosphere was amazing in the Cape Town CBD, especially down at the foreshore which houses some of Cape Towns bigger businesses and corporates.

The World Cup kicks-off with the match between Bafana Bafana and Mexico at Soccer City on June 11 with still quite a bit to be done, not only in terms of infrastructure but also in terms of our national teams preparation for the biggest showcase in the history of SA soccer.

IOL provided the South African public with a list of 10 things Bafana must do in 100 days. Number 10 being: “Get some Madiba Magic.” FIFA president Sepp Blatter said, “the World Cup in South Africa would not be possible without the influence of former president Nelson Mandela.” Could Madiba possibly give a touch of his magic to our national soccer team or is it a complete lost cause?
I for one am remaining positive and crossing all fingers that Bafana will make it past the first round…