Johannesburg: Argentina coach Diego Maradona on Thursday said he had no fears over World Cup security despite South Africa’s gruesome average of 50 murders a day. “They can say what they want but we know we are coming to play the World Cup in a safe country. I have seen that with my own eyes,” Maradona said. “This will be a great World Cup with no doubts of security. I will tell my players that they only have to think of playing football when they come here and worry about nothing else.” World Cup organisers have repeatedly stressed that South Africa will host a safe tournament despite concerns about the high crime rates.
Published: 04:36 am Jan 23, 2010