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ACE athlete Mbulaeni Mulaudzi has structured his international programme in such a way that he will be to able watch the 2010 Fifa World Cup.
Speaking after finishing fourth during the Diamond League meet in Qatar on Friday, Mulaudzi said it was important for all South Africans to support Bafana Bafana.
In the capital Doha, Mulaudzi, a passionate soccer fan, achieved his aim of running a sub-1min:44sec race. He finished fourth in a time of 1:43.78 in a race won by Kenyan David Rudisha in 1:43.
"I have a couple of big meetings in the next five weeks, but there is no bigger event in the world than the 2010 World Cup," Mulaudzi said.
"I will definitely be there for Bafana Bafana's opening match against Mexico and the final. We have a good team and I strongly believe they will make us proud during the World Cup."
Muluadzi is off to South Korea for the Daegu Challenge on May 19. After that, the world 800m champion will be in Hengelo, Holland, on May 30, followed by another big race in Oslo, Norway, on June 5.
"After that I will be back in South Africa for the opening of the 2010 World Cup," said the star athlete.