Angus September, the Ambassador for South Africa in Portugal, made a presentation regarding the South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup and the involvement of Portugal in the competition at a conference held at the Hotel Montechoro in Albufeira on February 25.
“The 2010 FIFA World Cup is of extreme importance to South Africa and Africa as a whole. We are very proud to be able to welcome Carlos Queiroz and the Portuguese national team to South Africa and are ready to receive them at their base in Magaliesberg,” said Angus September.
He added: “For us, the World Cup has been made more exciting by the presence of Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo, especially because of the large Portuguese community in South Africa and the ties that already exist between our countries.”
During his speech, Angus September assured those in attendance that the stadiums where the Portuguese team matches will be played will be completed on time. The Durban stadium has already been completed while the grounds in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth are due to be finished “very soon”.
The first match of the 2010 World Cup is due to take place between the host nation South Africa and Mexico on June 11 with the final to take place in Johannesburg at the Soccer City stadium a month later on July 11.