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AFRICA gets another opportunity to showcase what the continent has to offer soccer fans at next yearâ€™s World Cup when the FIFA U-20 World Cup kicks off in Egypt today.
Other than football, the continentâ€™s first World Cup in South Africa is being promoted as an opportunity for fans to enjoy the diverse and rich African culture.
After the Confederations Cup in South Africa, where the noisy vuvuzela (trumpet) was embraced by the world, Egypt is set to be another great ambassador for Africa.
Land of the Pharoahs
The impressionable teenagers from 24 countries that will battle for U-20 glory will be welcomed to the land of the Pharaohs, the Pyramids, the river Nile and camels. Egypt had one of the most fascinating of the ancient civilizations.
Egyptian Pyramids have dumbfounded generations that wonder how an ancient civilization, could have managed such massive construction projects.
Stars of tomorrow
The tournament should offer a first glimpse of the stars of tomorrow, with many expected to turn out for their country in the 2010 World Cup finals themselves.
Ugandan journalists will join up to a dozen others to cover the U-20 in the build-up to the 2010 World Cup.
The New Visionâ€™s Joseph Opio and Denis Dibele (both print), Andrew Kabuura and Chris Otim (both radio) as well as Michael Nsubuga (photography) are to be dispatched to various World Cup qualifiers by organisers of the TwentyTen World Cup project.
The All-Star team comprises 108 of Africaâ€™s finest sports scribes, carefully chosen by a panel of judges to cover the World Cup.
U-20s on road to 2010 World Cup