Saturday, March 6, 2010

South Coast Becomes Last-Minute Home Base

South Coast had been looking at the bleak reality of not being able to lure any World Cup teams, but secured a last-minute commitment from the Algerian National team to make South Coast its home base.

The South Coast managed to secure the powerful Algerian football team's 2010 base camp at its Mondazur Hotel at the luxurious San Lameer resort in a dramatic twist that saw the North Coast's lavish five-star Fairmont Zimbali Resort lose out.

Zimbali seemed a sure bet, and even Fifa's original list last week showed Algeria were going there. But Algeria reportedly complained that Zimbali was too pricey, and were even talking to potential Eastern Cape base camp sites.

South Coast's last-minute World Cup coup
The Mercury
March 3, 2010