Bafana presents gifts to Tamale schools

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Molekane said earlier impressions that South Africans were not happy with the Tamale venue were rumours since they had always been ready to accept to stay at any venue they were sent too.

Molekane disclosed this when he donated a quantity of footballs and other sports items on behalf of the Bafana Bafana to 20 selected basic schools in Tamale yesterday.

The items included vuvuzelas, flippers, South African miniature flags and guidebooks on South Africa’s hosting of 2010 World Cup.

The High Commissioner said the facilities and training pitches at the Tamale venue were very good and above all the friendliness and hospitality of the people were infectious.

He said the atmosphere in Tamale was also peaceful and serene as compared to the hustle and bustle and the traffic jams of Accra and other cities’ lifestyles.

The Tamale Venue also gave the team and their supporters the opportunity to visit tourist sites such as the Paga crocodile pond in the Upper East Region and the Mole National Park at Damongo in the Northern Region.

The High Commissioner said the hosting of the World Cup by South Africa in 2010 was an African affair with his country only serving as the theatre of events and, therefore, appealed to African countries to participate actively in its planning to make the event a success.

Mohammed Baba, the Tamale Metropolitan Coordinating Director, thanked the High Commissioner and the Bafana Bafana for their kind gesture and expressed the hope that it would further strengthen the friendly bonds of relations between South Africa and Ghana.