Final 1000 days to 2010 celebration starts
By Ilhaam Hoosain
15 September 2007
Cape Town is celebrating the final 1000 days before the Fifa 2010 Soccer World Cup today with a Youth Street Soccer tournament at the Grand Parade.
The City of Cape Town, in partnership with the central Improvement District is expecting thousands of people. A total of 26 teams from across Cape Town metropolitan areas are taking part and the matches will each last 15 minutes.
All nine host cities in South Africa will stage events today. Expected to visit the tournament at around 11h30 to watch games and meet players is Cape Town Mayor Helen Zille
The Grand Parade will be formed into a sports arena with playing courts, pavilions for spectators, an entertainment stage, as well as a dedicated area for children with jumping castles and other activities.