Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Blatter in line for National Order

By Ofentse Mokae
27 April 2010

FIFA President Sepp Blatter will today be one of the people to be honoured by the South African government during the National Orders ceremony tonight presided by President Jacob Zuma .

Blatter will receive the prestigious Order of the Companions of O.R. Tambo along with Confederation of African Football President Issa Hayatou.

The prestigious honour is given by the President to foreign nationals who have promoted South African interests around the world.

Blatter, along with Hayatou will both receive the honour, for their contribution to the development of football and for bringing the Fifa World Cup to Africa.

As Patron of the National Orders, Zuma will also bestow other recipients the Order of Mendi for Bravery, Order of Mapungubwe, Order of Ikhamanga, Order of Luthuli and Order of the Baobab amongst others.

The ceremony which coincides with national Freedom Day will be held at the Presidential Guest house in Pretoria tonight.


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