Henrietta Rushwaya, the ZIFA chief executive officer told RadioVOP that they were in the process of finalising logistics for the match. This means that the Warriors will have to foot their own travel costs to the South Africa for the match.
Brazil are set to arrive in South Africa on May 26. Initially the government was requesting Brazil to tour the country before playing the Warriors in effort to boost dwindling tourism arrivals.
However the trip was put on ice after Brazil asked for US$1,3 million appearance fees and touring the country.
Meanwhile the arrival of teams for the 2010 FIFA World Cup will begin with the official delegation from the Australian Football Association in Johannesburg on 26 May. Five times World Champions, Brazil will follow 24 hours later.
“With the arrival of teams, the FIFA World Cup becomes real. This marks a very special moment because we have provided the stage, now the players take the spotlight and that is what the FIFA World Cup is about. The focus will now shift to the excitement around the teams and the build-up to the games. The teams will certainly have a wonderful time in this country and be part of the African spirit while playing in world-class facilities”, said FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke, who is currently on a final stadium visit around the country.
Current team arrivals, which are however subject to changes: