Preliminary draw on KZN agenda

The KwaZulu-Natal 2010 World Cup coordinating committee is scheduled to gather tomorrow where a variety of issues will come under the spotlight.

The KwaZulu-Natal 2010 World Cup coordinating committee is scheduled to gather tomorrow where a variety of issues will come under the spotlight.

It will take place in Pietermaritzburg and will be attended by senior representatives of the Local Organising Committee.

The main issue will be the 2010 World Cup preliminary draw in Durban on November 25, which will officially start the festivities in South Africa.

Jomo Biyela, a member of the committee, said: "We all know that the world's focus is now on Durban because of the preliminary draw in November. We are all working hard to make sure that everything runs smoothly when representatives of more than 200 countries will be here for the draw."

Other issues that will be discussed include the recruitment and training of volunteers for the preliminary draw. The coordinating committee said it will also recruit foreign nationals who speak French, Portuguese, Italian and other languages to do translations during the draw.

"The preparations for the preliminary draw are going well, we are happy that everything is falling into place," said Joe Phaahla of the 2010 World Cup Government Unit.

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