Beckenbauer worried by South Africa’s “African Problems”
Add Franz Beckenbauer to the list of people who are publicly wondering whether South Africa can get the job done in time to host the 2010 World Cup. Taking a break from whatever it is he does when not traveling around to watch football matches, the Kaiser said today:
“The organisation for the World Cup in South Africa is beset by big problems. But these are not South African problems, these are African problems. People are working against rather than with each other.”
That may or may not be true in the case of South Africa’s efforts but either way it is certainly an interesting way of describing things. Apparently the problems in say, Chad, are the same as they are in say, Egypt. It is all just one big continent after all and the people on it are all the same, right?
Anyway, Beckenbauer also said that Germany will more likely than not take over the organizing role for the 2010 World Cup. The mere suggestion that it would tells you a thing or two about the direction in which things are headed.