I have to say I’m one of the optimists, who has a little faith in our country. I believe we’ll be ready, it will be a dash to the finish, but we’ll pull it off. We not ready yet, obviously, but we still have four years to work really hard!
I know I’m one of the few on this side of the chalk line, but Gareth Cliff is with me, so I’m ok.
If FIFA has put its faith in South Africa, after sending a distinguished group of officials, headed by Belgian football association president Jan Peeters, and including Pertti Alaja (Finland), Jacques Bouillon (France), Michel Sablon (Belgium) and Harold Mayne-Nicholls (Chile), I think we must have a little more faith in the preparations being done for the World Cup 2010.
It would not only be an embarassment to us if we messed up and weren’t ready, FIFA would be given some serious flack!
In the FIFA report, published on Fifa’s website on 4 May, the group gave South Africa the highest grading of five countries bidding to host the 2010 Football World Cup.
As far as crime goes, I agree, it’s bad, and we need to fix it, but the police aren’t a total disgrace, dwell on the positives.
This morning I was stuck at a traffic light on Rondebosch Main Road (in Cape Town) in some serious traffic, when a red Honda came CRUISING towards me … on the wrong side of the road. Meters away from me, better yet centimeters away from me, it swerved into the correct lane, dodging a few cars, and missioned off at the speed of light. Ok, maybe not speed of light, but pushing the max speed of a Honda Ballade. I had a quick glance at the Schumie racer and his passengers, out of the corner of my eye, and I’ll tell you what, it looked like a bunch of Guerrilla soldiers from the Congo.
Never fear though, about 30 seconds behind them was not one, not two, not three, not four, but five police vans. Those Guerrilas were screwed!
Big up SAPS.
And big up you World Cup working people. Now get back to work.
Have your say. Are you with me, or against me?