Coaches attending the 2010 Fifa World Cup Team Workshop in Rustenburg are very happy with facilities South Africa has to offer their teams, the Local Organising Committee said yesterday.

LOC CEO Danny Jordaan told journalists that the coaches were generally happy with the state of base camps, training venues, accommodation and medical facilities in the country.

“We came out of a session with the coaches and overall they are very happy,” said Jordaan.

Jordaan said South Africa had come a long way since the country won the bid to host the 2010 Fifa World Cup back in 2004.

South Africa’s journey to host the 2010 Fifa World Cup has been met with skepticism and calls to move the tournament to another country.

“Skepticism and judgment calls were made that the stadiums would never be complete, that we will run out of money before the stadiums are complete, all of those things have just proved to be wrong,” Jordaan told Bua News.

Fifa Secretary General Jerome Valcke said he was confident that South Africa will deliver on its promise of hosting a successful World Cup.

“Yes, we have a few challenges, we still need to do a few things in South Africa, but we will do it,” said Valcke.

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