Cape Town Warmly Welcomes Homeless World Cup Players

20 September 2006
The 500 soccer players from 48 countries arriving in Cape Town this weekend for the Homeless World Cup soccer tournament, are to receive a hearty welcome from the City of Cape Town.

Deputy Mayor Andrew Arnolds is to host a welcome reception for these special visitors on Saturday, 23 September 2006 at the Cape Town Civic Centre.

In addition to the Deputy Mayor, other guest speakers include the Lord Provost of Edinburgh the right honorable Ms Leslie Hinds and Mr Mel Young, President and co-founder of the Homeless World Cup.

A ceremony will take place during which the World Cup trophy is officially handed over to South Africa by the previous host country and also the captain of the previous winning team.

All media are welcome to attend the reception.

Date: Saturday, 23 September 2006
Time: 19:00
Venue: Podium Hall, 2nd Floor, Concourse, Cape Town Civic Centre
Dress: Smart Casual/Traditional

Photo Opportunity: Captain of Italy hands over Homeless World Cup Trophy to the Lord Provost who hands it over to Deputy Mayor Arnolds who hands it over to Mel Young.

Issued by:
Lisle Brown
Media Liaison Officer
Tel: 021 400-3065
Directorate: Communication and Marketing
City of Cape Town
Tel: 021 400 2201
Fax: 021 957 0023

Media queries:
Wesley Douglas
Spokesperson for the Deputy Mayor
Tel: 021 400 1309

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