Monday, 4th January 2010 at 05:09am
Former World Footballer of the Year, George Weah, hopes that a successful hosting of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa will lead to more international events being held on the African continent. South Africa has already hosted the Rugby and Cricket World Cups, to wide acclaim, but so far it has been the only African country that has been the venue for these major sporting events.
Weah, the former AC Milan and Liberia legend, hopes that if South Africa is a success in 2010, it will leave a lasting legacy that will give confidence to all African nations that they too can entertain the world by holding a global sporting event.
The FIFA World Cup is much larger than the rugby and cricket ewuivalents and will give South Africa an idea of what it would be like to host the Olympic Games. It's widely rumoured that both Cape Town and Durban wish to bid for the rights to host the Games in 2020 and a well run and efficient World Cup would be a major kudos as they push to bring the Olympics to Africa for the very first time.