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Last Updated: Wednesday, 30 July, 2003, 14:14 GMT 15:14 UK
Is South Africa's 2010 bid on track?
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Got an opinion? Express it here. Each week we throw up a different subject to let followers of African football have their say. Some of your views will be read on Fast Track - the BBC's African sports programme.

We want to know your views regarding South Africa's strategy to win the 2010 World Cup finals.

Are you convinced that visits by foreign teams such as Tottenham Hotspur will enhance the country's chances of beating the other five African candidates?

Is South Africa's bid heading in the right direction?

No matter how controversial your views may be, use the form on the right to have your say.


If the rugby World Cup could be held in South Africa (1995), why not the football World Cup?
Paul, England

Inviting high-profile clubs from Europe does not help the South African bid in any way. I think they should rather concentrate more on inviting national teams because that's what the World Cup is all about.
Boma, Mexico City

South Africa has successfully hosted major international events and big football matches but I think the bid committee should be aware that a lot still needs to be done. South Africa has what it takes to beat the other five African candidates and host a successful tournament in 2010, like it has done with rugby and cricket.
Nkosinathi, University of Zululand, South Africa

I think bidding is all about projecting the ability to host high-profile games, among other things. The invitation of high-profile teams does, indeed, give South Africa an advantage over the other countries. I strongly believe that South Africa is the best nation to host football's showpiece.
Bright Lubansa, Germany

South Africa will not get the World Cup. When people have to live in gated communities in order to feel safe, tourists will not go to the country to watch the event. The World Cup will be going to Egypt or Morocco.
Karim Rizk, Toronto, Canada

I agree that South Africa have the resources to host the World Cup but their 'house' should be put in order by organising first-class international matches.
Abiodun Adebayo, USA

It is amazing that Caf is allowing other African countries to challenge South Africa for World Cup 2010. One of the reasons why the World Cup has not yet been held in Africa is that Caf has always been divided. It is now time for Caf to rap the knuckles of the other five candidates, and have them withdraw in favour of the 'Rainbow nation'.
Peter Wanyonyi, Kenya

Visits by foreign teams give South Africa a chance to showcase its organisational abilities. But it has also left the country exposed as far as crowd support is concerned.
David Madzivanyika, Zimbabwe

I honestly think South Africa is an unsafe country to hold the World Cup.
Yasser Elwan, Canada

In my opinion it doesn't matter whether South Africa wins it or not because the 2010 World Cup is going to held in Africa. This is a dream we, as Africans, have dreamt of for so long.
Daniel, USA

South African's bid for the World Cup is definitely on track. I think the English Premiership is one of the bigest leagues in Europe, so for one of their teams to play in South Africa is great.
Sheku Mohamed Jalloh, Gambia

There should be no doubt whatsoever in anybody's mind about South Africa's ability to host the World Cup. Yes, hosting different teams and nations helps us to show and demonstrate our beautiful and world-class resources!
Dr Mphozez, South Africa

South Africa should stop behaving as if they have already been given the right to host the World Cup. Beware of the North Africans because they pose a serious threat.
Ayo Osho, Nigeria

I do not think that South Africa can do it simply by inviting foreign clubs to play there. Egypt, for example, has major advantages over South Africa, like safety, wonderful beaches, pyramids, and a great passion for football. So prepare yourselves to come to Egypt in 2010!
Hisham, Egypt



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