Open letter to South Africa’s students‚ universities and government‚ represented by Minister in the .
WHEN the sun rises on Friday history books will be rewritten. South Africa will be engraved as the first African country to host the world's most-watchedtournament.
The euphoria, enthusiasm and joy that has engulfed our nation in the run-up to the kick-off has been insurmountable.
Officials, administrators and sports federations alike should keep their skeletons in their cupboards and join the rest of us in unison for a successful soccer World Cup.
With sprinkles of success from our national team, our entry into the history books will be majestic.
In presenting the bid to the Fifa executive committee in 2004, then president Thabo Mbeki said: "Through the decision to afford Africa the privilege to host the Soccer World Cup, Fifa has conveyed the message to all Africans, both on the continent and the African Diaspora, that you are ready and willing to accompany us on our journey of hope and give us the strength and stamina we need to traverse the difficult terrain that separates us from Africa's renaissance."
Accordingly, I join millions of Africans, and South Africans in particular, in wishing Bafana Bafana a successful World Cup tournament.
Gadner Tefu, Pretoria West