Ngcobo eyes World Cup record

38 GAMES: Soccer fan Thulani Ngcobo. 19/05/2010. © Sowetan.
38 GAMES: Soccer fan Thulani Ngcobo. 19/05/2010. © Sowetan.

PROMINENT soccer fan Thulani Ngcobo of Tshwane is out to use the 2010 Fifa World Cup to set a new Guinness World Record at the tournament that kicks off on June 11.

PROMINENT soccer fan Thulani Ngcobo of Tshwane is out to use the 2010 Fifa World Cup to set a new Guinness World Record at the tournament that kicks off on June 11.

He wants to become the first fan to watch the most matches at a single World Cup.

Ngcobo, a die-hard Kaizer Chiefs supporter, won the Last Fan Standing competition and will travel more than 17000km to watch 38 of the 64 matches of the spectacle over 31 days. The current World Cup finals record stands at 20 matches.

The competition was run by cellular phone company MTN during the Wafa Wafa tournament won by Lamontville Golden Arrows.

"I can't wait for the World Cup to begin. The tournament will also give me the opportunity to know more about my country," said a grateful Ngcobo.

"As for setting a new Guinness World Record, it is the greatest opportunity to become a household name.

"It is unfortunate I can't watch all the matches because some of them clash."

Ngcobo also urges South Africans to rally behind Bafana Bafana.

"I was so happy to see Bafana Bafana doing so well against Thailand in Nelspruit on Sunday where we won the match 4-0 and the most important thing now is their appetite for goals. I have no doubt that we will be in the knockout stages," Ngcobo said.

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