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First National Bank, the official national supporter of the 2010 World Cup finals, rewarded 500 South African soccer fans with double tickets for various 2010 matches.
Welcoming the winners at a press conference held in Johannesburg yesterday, Irvin Khoza, chairman of the 2010 Local Organising Committee, said: "We are committed to ensuring this is a World Cup that touches all the people of South Africa. This commitment is demonstrated in our ticketing policy.
"I am delighted that FNB has already started awarding World Cup tickets in vouchers to competition winners. With two years still to go before kickoff, the excitement is indeed building. If this is what it is like today, we can only imagine what this country will be like in 2010."
Yesterday's announcement brings to 1 000 the number of people who have secured themselves double tickets as part of FNB's 2010 World Cup ticket promotion, which kicked off in November last year.
These tickets are part of the 16000 FNB receives from Fifa as part of its partnership in the Confederations Cup 2009 and the 2010 World Cup.
The bank is distributing these tickets to its customers to ensure as many people as possible enjoy the privilege of watching the games live. - Sapa