By now, everybody world wide knows at least the Shakira song for the Soccer World Cup - "Waka Waka it's time for Africa". After Friday night's game, we know it was not time for Africa to win the World Cup in the form and shape of Ghana. But without a doubt it has been time for Africa to show the world that we can host a stunning world event. I see in the papers that South Africa is now a future "Plan B" for Fifa. And that quite possibly it's time for the summer Olympics to come to Africa.
Let me share this with you - a photograph in the newest edition of National Geographic (the article is a negative disappointment though) - it's time for Africa! For the uninformed, this is Soccer City, a 94 700 seat stadium in Soweto - our biggest, with Sandton/ Johannesburg CBD in the background. I now hear that SA rugby made the brilliant decision to have the Springbok/ Niew Zealand Tri-nations test here. Excellent idea. Now make the tickets a bit more affordable (like the soccer ones) and we will fill that baby up!
To all American friends: Happy 4th of July!