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World Cup 2010 Countdown # 4

World Cup 2010 Countdown # 4


South African based Manchester City fan, Mariner sent us the following.

To read his previous World Cup 2010 Countdown articles, click here.

Further to the rumblings regarding the new President of SAFA (South African Football Association) and his uneasy relationship with the Professional Footballers Association, it now seems that Joel Santana is on his last warning regarding Bafana's performances.

Four goals in the last seven games which include six losses and the one dreadful win against Madagascar has his tenure teetering on the edge. The four goals incidentally have all been scored by the same player and the need for some other forwards who can find the back of the net is critical.

Benni McCarthy is South Africa's all time leading goal scorer and there is massive pressure to bring him back, but does he even make the Blackburn first team these days? Eh no he doesn't.

Could be curtains?

The next couple of matches see the 2010 host country travel to the outer edges of the artic circle when they face Norway and Iceland. Bad results there will almost certainly be curtains for Santana.

Ironically, there are suggestions that his future successor could be his predecessor, Carlos Perrira, but surely they cannot be that desperate or stupid?

News in brief

The Head of delegation-hec who does all the welcoming of delegates to 2010 has been fired and replaced by a Jordaan supporter.

Meanwhile, the row between Athletics South Africa and the IAAF carries on over the gender issue of Ms Semanya. A meeting protesting the retention of the ASA chairman Lawrence Chuene, who lied about previous testing after the gold medal win in Berlin came to blows a couple of days ago and might yet result in a rift between the International and SA bodies. Not directly connected with the World Cup I know but symptomatic of the attitude of the SA ruling bodies to anything that could be remotely connected to racial issues.

And finally, it was reported in last Sunday's papers that the two men, Irving Khoza and Danny Jordaan, who have been and are most involved in the preparations for 2010 are not on speaking terms, which in itself speaks volumes.

The countdown continues.

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Writer:Mariner
Date:Monday October 5 2009
Time: 2:59PM

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South African sport is in shambles,way too much politics define who should be coach who should play,where they should play and how. Its been a farce since BEE in sport has come to play. Fat cats who do absolutely jack ***** just sit on their high chairs and drive their fancy cars without a care in the world of how much they embarress this great country. People Like Luke Watson,Kevin Peterson etc have shown why this countrys sport is riddled with lies deceit and political aganda.
Mix26
05/10/2009 15:50:00
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not BEE I meant affirmitive action.
Mix26
05/10/2009 15:55:00
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It beggars belief, it really does. This is the pinacle of the soccer calendar (regardless of what you think about the CL), and to read how things in SA are going all pear-shaped is unbelievable. ---- The entire World is watching, and all they can do is fiight and squabble amongst themselves. ---- Regardless of how well or badly the WC finally ends, I cannot foresee it returning to the African Continent for quite some time.
BlueWolfie
05/10/2009 16:57:00
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