15th July, 2010
Danny Jordaan, CEO of the 2010 World Cup Local Organising Committee, has expressed special gratitude to all Africans for the great support they gave to his country for the successful hosting of the World Cup.
Jordaan told P.M.Sports in JohannesburgÂ that â€œitâ€™s marvelous and as weâ€™re celebrating in South Africa for successful end of the World Cup in our country, we are sending a passionate appreciation to our African brothers all over the continent especially governments of Nigeria, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana and Algeria, which presented teams in the World Cup. â€œIt was the unity of Africa that actually gave us the victory and millions of African fans who spent their money to buy souvenirs and supported our country. To Africans in Diaspora, we are indeed grateful. To our fans back home, weâ€™ve done it and we have a reason to celebrate.
â€œAs we are looking forward to the future, the success of the 2010 World Cup will continue to echo in our memory for ever.â€