Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Construction Concerns Spark Controversy Over England World Cup Team Camp

Controversy has erupted in England and South Africa, as reports about incomplete construction at the selected England World Cup team's home base Phokeng, Rustenberg.

At a media conference at Sun City with 19 team coaches, Valcke and local organising committee CEO Danny Jordaan on Tuesday tried to reassure the media that the England team camp was almost complete and already had people staying in the hotel.

The English press reported this week that the England base camp was little more than a construction site, with only half of the 72 rooms ready, the pitch not yet built and the medical centre nothing but cement and bricks.

LOC pictures tell half the story
Independent Online
February 24, 2010