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Technical officials from soccer's world governing body are hard at work assessing South Africa's preparations for the 2009 Confederations Cup and 2010 World Cup finals.
Representatives of Fifa have been joined by those from the Local Organising Committee for this intensive inspection process.
The process started last Wednesday with visits to Loftus Stadium (Tshwane), Royal Bafokeng Stadium (Phokeng) and Peter Mokaba Sports Complex (Polokwane).
The delegation covers aspects of information technology, marketing, competitions, media operations, transport, security and protocol.
Irvin Khoza, LOC chairman, is on record as saying they will remove any municipality dragging its feet from the Confederations Cup.
Khoza said their technical people were visiting all the cities on a regular basis to ensure the municipalities remain on track for the two projects.
LOC communications director Tim Modise said the inspection team was generally impressed with the progress at all the venues visited to date.
"Even our own technical people from the LOC are extremely happy with the progress at the host cities that they have visited.
"The team was at Soccer City on Saturday where substantial progress has been made. They loved what they saw."
Soccer City, which was partially demolished in March last year, will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the World Cup.
On Sunday, the team inspected the new Peter Mokaba Sports Complex in Polokwane where they expressed hope the construction is now on track.
"Peter Mokaba Sports Complex is also on track, our people are also impressed by the developments there in Polokwane," added Modise.
On Monday, they were in Mpumalanga for an inspection of the new Mbombela Stadium, now under the local municipality after Lassy Chiwayo was elected new mayor.
Previously, the World Cup project was run from the office of Premier Thabang Makwetla. Chiwayo is a former sports MEC in the province.
The Fifa delegation proceeded to Durban yesterday. They will be in Cape Town today and wrap the inspection in Port Elizabeth tomorrow.