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Zambian Breweries Join Support For SA To Host World Cup

LUSAKA, May 8 - ZAMBIAN Breweries Plc has joined the support for the South African bid to host the 2010 World Cup that will be the first ever in the tournament's history to be hosted by an African country.

Zambian Breweries Plc corporate affairs director, Augustine Seyuba, said in a statement yesterday that bringing the 2010 World Cup to Africa would provide a platform for the African heroes to shine on their home soil.

"Through the COSAFA Castle Cup and other tournaments, Castle Lager has been supporting football across the African continent for over six decades and in keeping with this long outstanding association, a decision was made in 2003 by Castle to play a role in bringing the world's premier football event to Southern Africa.

And as we approach the FIFA announcement for the 2010 host nation, Castle Lager continues to proudly support the South African World Cup bid" Seyuba stated.

He stated that for the first time since its inception in 1958, Africa will have a chance to host the World Cup.

In 2001, Fifa announced that it's mandate as the soccer governing body was to make football grow in all regions of the world which meant rotating it among all the six continents.

South Africa, despite losing the 2006 bid by one vote to Germany, join Morocco, Tunisia, Libya and Egypt in the race to host the most prestigious soccer event in the world, which seems to favour them.

By Wendy Nambule
Source: The Post / allAfrica Global Media

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