KZN anger over 2010 venue move

2009-11-09 00:00

A DECISION taken by the South African 2010 Local Organising Committee (LOC) to move a quarter-final match from Durban to Cape Town has not been greeted favourably, City Press reported yesterday.

KZN Premier Dr Zweli Mkhize has written a letter to the LOC regarding their decision to shift the match from Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium to Cape Town’s Green Point Stadium. The match has the potential to inject approximately R200 million of funds for the province and moving it to Green Point means that Moses Mabhida will host seven matches in comparison to Green Point Stadium and Port Elizabeth’s Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium’s eight.

Mkhize’s spokesman, Ndabezinhle Sibiya, confirmed that the premier had sent the letter and said they believe that “there should be an equitable allocation of resources and activities relating to the 2010 Soccer World Cup”.

LOC chief executive Danny Jordaan confirmed that they had received the letter and it will be tabled for discussion at the next meeting of the board and LOC management committee.

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