You win some, you lose some, says Mkhondo

2010-06-24 11:19

It’s not disappointing that only one African team has qualified for

the next round of World Cup matches, said Rich Mkhondo, chief communications

officer of the organising committee of the world’s biggest soccer

tournament.


Mkhondo was speaking at the daily media briefing on the 2010 Fifa

World Cup at Soccer City today.


Ghana is the only Afircan team out of six contenders from the

continent to advance to the next round of matches.


Mkhondo said: “Football is a game. You will win some and you will

lose some. You must understand that there were only six African teams out of

many more teams, so the balance was surely not in favour of the African teams.

"What we have done is show the world that Africa can host an event of this

magnitude.”


Nicolas Maingot, Fifa’s director of communications, shared similar

sentiments with his South African counterpart: “It is the spirit that has been

the unique character of this World Cup. It has been wonderful to see all South

Africans wearing Bafana T-shirts and mixing with the fans from other countries

and I have no doubt that this will continue.”

 

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