Africa Tourism’s ‘2010 Ambassador to the World’ has been announced as ex-Leeds
United and South Africa
footballer Lucas Radebe.
will work with South African Tourism between now and the end of the World Cup
to help deliver destination messages
and to grow interest in South Africa globally, not only as host of the FIFA
spectacular, but also as a business and holiday destination.
look forward to working with Radebe as 2010 approaches to spread the message of
optimism and anticipation sweeping the country,” says tourism minister
Marthinus van Schalkwyk.
capped over 70 times for South Africa, is best remembered
in the UK
for his tenure as a tough tackling defender at Leeds United. He was captain
there for four years and once played in goal against Manchester United to cover
for an injury.