Zuma to honour Blatter

2010-04-26 14:02
Johannesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma will honour FIFA president Sepp Blatter and CAF president Issa Hayatou with national honour on South Africa’s Freedom Day with the Order of the Companions of OR Tambo (Gold).

The honour for Blatter and Hayatou is in recognition of their contribution to the development of football and bringing the Soccer World Cup to Africa.

South Africa will host the first ever World Cup to be staged on African soil from June 11 to July 11, 2010.

The International Olympic Committee president, Jacques Rogge, will be also honoured.

The national orders will be presented to the recipients on Tuesday, April 27, during Freedom Day celebrations at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

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