SA can handle Obama's entourage - Jordaan

By Ronald Blum

New York - The top South African World Cup organiser says his country is prepared to have United States President Barack Obama visit during the tournament.

Obama met last year at the White House with Fifa president Sepp Blatter, and South African officials have said Obama has told them he might try to attend if his schedule allows.

"I think it would be wonderful it he comes," Danny Jordaan, the South African organising committee's chief executive officer, said on Wednesday during an interview with The Associated Press.

"We expect a high number of heads of states during the World Cup."

Blatter and Jordaan also hope former South African president Nelson Mandela also can attend. The Nobel Prize winner makes few public appearances these days. - Sapa-AP


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