..indeed the South African taxpayer will be the final winner as the mayors of both cities declared incentives like a percentage of the charges going towards arming police who are on a shoot-to-kill order in helping combat inner city crime.
As events unfolded the Kenyan mission in Pretoria expressed disappointment at the decision and immediately filed a civil suit on behalf of the Kenyan government on the grounds of uninformed, unwise and unfair selection practices on the part of the RSA.
The decision sparked a minor diplomatic row between the two countries with the Kenyan government demanding affirmative action be a consideration.
Major ISP's in South Africa complained bandwidth in Kenya was still expensive despite the landing of the fiber cable. "This would make live streaming economically non-viable"
a sentiment shared by an emerging demography of computer hackers in the country.
The other nation pissed off by this move was Phillipines who came second in the selection process with the official reason being it was very far away and also an island country made up of many islands.It was figured ferrying players from one island to play in the other might make players sea sick. And what if a shark attacked.
But many Filipino believed it was because they had a female President; for the second time and South Africa being a macho society that was completely unacceptable.
The Kenyan case was reffered by a Magistrate's Court to a Truth and Reconciliation Commision which was set up in record 72hrs which later dropped the case within hours of mention.
The south african of Indian descent Chairman [of the commision] Ravi Naidoo descriibed the case as not being quote, racist, bloody and/or unfair enough, end quote to warrant the tax payers money for any truth or reconciliation.
Meanwhile, the Indian sports minister Mani Shankar Aiyer said he was confident the country's Cricket Arenas will be retrofitted and marked in good time for the Football games.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter still insisted there was no Plan B or Plan C. The only plan was to make the South African event a success.