Radebe believes SA will sparkle

Former Bafana Bafana captain Lucas Radebe believes that concerns about the security ahead of the World Cup in 2010 will help organisers ensure an incident-free tournament.

Former Bafana Bafana captain Lucas Radebe believes that concerns about the security ahead of the World Cup in 2010 will help organisers ensure an incident-free tournament.

"There have been doubts about security and our capacity to stage the tournament, but those concerns will only help us to solve those important issues," Radebe said at the Laureus sports awards on Monday.

"In fact, the security situation has been improved greatly. I think you'll see a different South Africa when the time comes around."

Radebe is hoping to take on an ambassadorial role for the 2010 event and believes the tournament will give South Africa the chance to show that its domestic problems do not mean it is not capable of staging another major sporting competition.

"We staged the Rugby World Cup in 1995 and the Afcon in 1996." - BBC

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