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By unknown | May 21, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

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South African soccer authorities yesterday formed a tripartite alliance to work as a unit during the 2009 Confederations Cup and 2010 World Cup.

The South African Football Association, Local Organising Committee and Premier Soccer League signed a cooperation agreement for the two competitions.

Chief executive officers of the three structures, Danny Jordaan (LOC), Raymond Hack (Safa) and Kjetil Siem (PSL) signed the papers.

The signing ceremony was preceded by a meeting where the three principals addressed their staff members on how they will work together.

In simple terms, the agreement means that some of the staff members from Safa and the PSL will be seconded to the LOC for the Confederations Cup and World Cup. Jordaan explained that the agreement will also include seconding some of the administrators from the clubs, like the media officers.

The agreement covers media, marketing, security, match organisation, events management, protocol, accreditation, transport, logistics and volunteer recruitment.

Hack said the cooperation agreement was long overdue.

Siem said: "We are using the 2010 World Cup as a tool to build skills for the running of local soccer, we are all going to benefit from the World Cup."

l Bafana Bafana have lined up a training game against Isihlangu of Swaziland on May 28 at a venue still to be announced.

The game will give the new Bafana Bafana coach, Joel Santana, a chance to see the players in action before flying to Nigeria the following day.

Bafana Bafana open their World Cup-Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against the Super Eagles at Abuja Stadium on June 1. Santana will name the team to play Nigeria today.


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