Football for hope festival

JOHANNESBURG World soccer governing body - FIFA and the 2010 World Cup Local Organising Committee (LOC) will on Thursday launch this years Football for Hope Festival in Johannesburg.

The festival, to run on June 4 -10, will be held at Number 3 Square in Johannesburgs sprawling suburb of Alexandra, and FIFA announced at the weekend that the event would be inaugurated in an official ceremony at the same venue Thursday morning. Among the many guests attending are Johannesburgs member of the mayoral committee for community development, Bafana Sithole and 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee South Africa CEO (Chief Executive Officer), Dr Danny Jordaan, said Rowelna Venter, a spokesperson for the event.

The ceremony will also include a star appearance from 2010 FIFA World Cup mascot Zakumi, and an All Stars football match featuring African football players such as former South African internationals Phil Masinga, Brian Baloyi and Alfred Maimane Phiri. Zimbabwean teams are among the 32 that set to participate in the festival, jointly organised by the city of Johannesburg and FIFA.

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