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THE ANC Youth League yesterday urged South African soccer bosses to unite for the sake of a successful 2010 Fifa World Cup.
ANCYL president Julius Malema told a media briefing that local soccer leaders must start channelling all their energies into the World Cup projects.
Shooting from the hip as usual, Malema also called on all the soccer bosses, including those of the Premier Soccer League, to accept Kirsten Nematandani as Safa president.
"They must put aside their differences now that the Safa elections are over," he said.
"We really sympathise with those who lost during the elections. We know the elections, it's always not a nice thing to lose. We also see people even trying to commit suicide after losing the elections.
"President Zuma has welcomed the new leadership of Safa, the same thing applies to Fifa and CAF presidents (Sepp Blatter and Issa Hayatou).
"We also call on comrade Irvin (Khoza) to instruct his forces to disarm. There is no doubt that South Africa will host a successful 2010 World Cup if we all work together."
Malema was reacting to reports that the PSL and 30 Safa regions have challenged the election of the new Safa executive, saying the process was unconstitutional.
The PSL, a special member of Safa, will hold a meeting of its board of governors in Sandton on Saturday to map the way forward following the Safa elections.
With most of the World Cup match venues completed, Malema said South Africa would show off world-class facilities next year.
"We are going to prove to the world that we are equally good when it comes to hosting big international events despite being rubbished by the media," said Malema.
"The problem is that such stories emanate from our own media here in South Africa, saying South Africa is a crime-infested country.
"There is crime in New York, there is crime everywhere but the problem with the media here at home is that they over exaggerate stories about crime."