South African ambassador to Nigeria Kingsley Mamabolo has said that his country has committed over $10 billion to renewal of critical infrastructures like airports, railway, roads and public transport for the 2010 world cup.

He made the statement yesterday in Abuja at South Africa national day celebration, adding that preparations for the hosting of the tournament are on track and all the 2010 projects embarked upon by their government are ready particularly the stadia to showcase the tournament Africans and the world in general.

He stated that “our security forces are ready to provide 24 hour security for the multitudes of soccer loving fans all over the globe.

Our hospitality industry is ready to roll the red carpet to welcome over one million soccer lovers who will be in South Africa by June 2010 to be part of African soccer experience”.

He said to conform to FIFA regulations, South Africa immigration laws have been simplified in order to accommodate the teeming soccer spectators who have tickets to travel to the 2010 soccer world cup.

AUTHOR: Aisha Umar
DATED: 29th April 2009