Qatar award-winning fan Mama Joy snubs 2010 WC in SA

Mama Joy enjoyed the time of life in Qatar
Mama Joy enjoyed the time of life in Qatar

Mzansi super fan Mama Joy Chauke has snubbed the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, claiming that the recent tournament she attended in Qatar was the best of them all. Here's a look!

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Mama Joy has become the face of SA football supporters thanks to constant presence at local games and international events. The dedicated fan was selected from a massive pool of supporters from across the globe to become of the fan ambassadors in Qatar and she earned an all-expenses paid trip to see several games and participate at various events in the Gulf State.

She spent a month in the country and she was even named 'Best Fan Leader' by the Qatar World Cup organising committee for her amazing work in the Middle East, according to 

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While many South Africans are proud of her achievement, the overjoyed spectator may perhaps ruffle a few feathers after claiming that the Qatar world cup is the best of them all, seemingly ahead of the one that was staged in her country of birth.

"People around the globe had misgivings about Qatar hosting this biggest sporting showpiece but when one looks back, we have to admit Qatar ticked all the boxes," she told

"The football was top notch, the facilities were excellent, the atmosphere was electric and above all, the general organisation was out of this world.

"I was the ambassador of the country. Although Bafana Bafana didn’t qualify for the World Cup, I think I represented my country well.

"I was almost like a superstar and everyone wanted to take pictures with me. Most people recognised me in the streets and public places, and many wanted my South African scarf, emblazoned with the country’s colours.

"I would like to set up structures together with my president (of SANASU) Saddam Maake to make fan groups more organised. With a good budget, we can take fans structures to the next level."

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