African journalists to get more World Cup accreditation

Journalists from the five African countries that qualified for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa are to get more media accreditation to enable them to cover the event. The World Cup is coming to Africa for the first time and African journalists have complained of not having enough accreditation to be part of the history. The development followed FIFA President, Sepp Blatter’s directive over the weekend when he reacted to complaints on the issue. Blatter directed that more media accreditation be given to journalists from the five African countries that qualified for the World Cup. He told sportswriters that FIFA would do everything possible to ensure that journalists from Africa were given the opportunity to be part of the World Cup. Nicolas Maingot, FIFA Assistant Director of Communications and Public Affairs, said accreditations were given to countries according to their football status. “Accreditations were allocated to each country according to previous World Cup standard,” he added. “With this complaint, we will look into it and come out with a solution but each federation will have to make their own case for their journalists,” he added.

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