Saturday, July 17, 2010

Student Organization Calls World Cup a Waste

The South African Students Congress (SASCO) is calling the 2010 World Cup a waste of money.

"Instead of wasting money on stadiums and other related luxurious infrastructure, we could have used the same money, energy, zeal and enthusiasm to provide water, electricity, houses and free education for millions of poor South Africans,' said Sasco president Mbulelo Mandlana in a statement.

Mandlana said apart from the pride and joy Sasco felt because the country hosted the event successfully, it was "ashamed that we spent billions of public funds on stadiums that will immediately turn into white elephants after the World Cup and whose maintenance will be costly for years to come".

Cup a waste of money: Sasco
Sport 24
July 14, 2010