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THE world's undisputed king of soccer, Pele, has predicted that this year's World Cup final will be a fight between Brazil and an African team.
"I'm here to support Brazil and I hope my presence will inspire them to victory," said Pele, born Edson Arantes Do Nascimento.
"Brazil are in my thoughts and heart, they have a good team which I have no doubt will make Brazilians proud. I foresee them playing in the final against an African team," said Pele yesterday.
"I can't say which one of the six African teams will be in the finals as they are all strong and want to do well because the tournament is taking place on their continent for the first time in history," he added.
Known as 'The African Six Pack", the six African teams who in the tournament are South Africa, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon and Algeria.
Pele is in South Africa on a two pronged mission - to promote his new sports label, Pele Sports - and watch the 32-nations fighting it out in the soccer spectacle which kicks off today.
The Pele Sports, which Pele hopes will make its impact at the 2012 Olympics in London and the World Cup in Brazil in 2014, was launched at Melrose Arch in Johannesburg yesterday.
"This will be a wonderful World Cup. Africa has produced talented footballers and it's good the tournament is taking place here. I'm proud because I worked hard for this tournament to be staged here," he said.