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Angolan Supporters Angolan football supporters and the Palancas Negras (The Black Antelopes) have succeeded in the placing the name of Angola on the football map since 1982. Since their apperance in the World Cup (Germany 2006) Angola is gradually emerging as a promising side.
Nigerian Football Team Football fans will not forget nostalic memories of Nigeria's glorious days when the Eagles boasted of the mesmorising talent of Austin Jayjay Okocha and the defence barrier provided by Sunday Oliseh Rashidi Yekini as the scoring machine upfront.
Egyptian Football Team The pharaoh of Egypt, the African cup holder are the most successful team (6 titles) that the continental competition has ever recorded. Regrettably Pharaohs' failed to qualify for South Africa 2010. This lack of form questione their readiness.
Ghanian Fans Ghanaian football fans are the fact that Black stars have given a good account of themselves in matches. Stars have been enjoying massive support from fans. By all account, the soccer fever sweeping the nation surpasses even the heydays of Ghanaian football.
Cameroun Football Team Cameroun emerges as a football force in Africa and has been able to set a number of records at the World Cup. The Indomitable Lions particpated in the World Cup 5 times (1982, 1990, 1994, 1998 and 2002); and first African team to reach the quarter finals.

South African President Jacob Zuma speaking on the occasion of The Presidency budget vote in Parliament in Cape Town this week says his country's hosting of 2010 Word Cup is generating high levels of patriotism and national pride.

“Domestically, the World Cup is generating high levels of patriotism and national pride. Our colourful flag is more visible at this time than ever before,” he said.

The South African government has been tracking international public opinion of South Africa and the World Cup since 2007 in order to use the World Cup to market South Africa and to improve international perceptions.

“Tracking has taken place in 29 countries across 7 regions. Findings reveal that the successful hosting of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup played a significant role in changing people’s minds, especially outside Africa. More people believe that South Africa will host an exciting and memorable event. Internationally, over 65 percent recall information on the World Cup as positive. Among South African respondents this increases to 85 percent,” Zuma said.

Zuma said the World Cup fever was gaining momentum in South Africa and urged citizens to showcase the country’s warmth and hospitality.

“We must showcase our South African-ness and fly the flag with pride. We are happy that thousands of our people are already doing so. Let us show true South African hospitality and be courteous, helpful and very welcoming to our guests. We have said continuously that this is an African World Cup. Consequently, I have invited all Heads of State in the continent to join us for the opening and closing matches. Let us make African teams and African soccer fans feel welcome and supported on African soil," said the President.

President Zuma also used the occasion to extent gratitude to former South African Presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki.

“Honourable Members, allow me to express the nation’s gratitude to our two former Presidents for their sterling contribution to the World Cup project - Isithwalandwe President Nelson Mandela and former President Thabo Mbeki,” he said.


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