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FIFA's executive committee is going to Cape Town in December for a meeting on Robben Island, where Safa took the historic decision to bid for a World Cup.
Safa's executive committee, then led by Solomon "Stix" Morewa, unanimously agreed in 1997 that it was time for the World Cup to come to Africa.
At that meeting, Safa appointed Irvin Khoza and Danny Jordaan to lead South Africa's campaign for the 2006 World Cup. It is now history that after losing the 2006 World Cup bid by a single vote, South Africa won the bid for the 2010 World Cup.
Besides once being the home of Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners from various liberation movements, Robben Island also gave birth to Makana Football Association (MFA).
Freedom fighters at the island fought tooth and nail for many years for the right to play soccer. Their balls were made out of pieces of paper, cardboard and rags tied together with string.
The authorities finally granted the prisoners - including Jacob Zuma, Jeff Radebe, Mark Shinners, Anthony Suze, Marcus Solomon, Dikgang Moseneke and Tokyo Sexwale - permission to play their favourite game in 1965.
The prisoners then built their own goals and would swop their drab prison garb and play in the colours of their teams on Saturdays.
MFA was founded on Robben Island in 1969. It adhered strictly to the Fifa statutes, principles and the Laws of the Game. MFA became the first honorary Fifa member association in 2007.
Fifa executive members will be in Cape Town for the 2010 World Cup final draw on December 4. Fifa top brass, led by president Sepp Blatter, will start their activities in Cape Town on December 2 by visiting the new Green Point Stadium.