Skip to comments.N.Korea Demands Free World Cup Training in Swaziland
Posted on 03/22/2010 7:47:51 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
N.Korea Demands Free World Cup Training in Swaziland
The North Korean national soccer team asked for some W280 million from Swaziland to set up a training camp for its World Cup football team there but has been turned down. The 2010 World Cup is held in neighbouring South Africa.
The Swazi Observer on March 17 said Swazi Minister of Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs Hlobsile Ndlovu decided to decline a request from one of the World Cup finalists that wanted to train there for eight days in late April and early May. Ndlovu did not specify what country, but the daily identified North Korea.
The North promised to provide local football players and coaches with a clinic, play a practice match with the Swazi national team, and give an interview to the local press. In return, the North demanded transport, accommodation and meals for its national team. It is not clear whether the 1.9 million lilangeni it demanded was a separate demand for cash.
Meanwhile, a warm-up match with Nigeria in Pyongyang on April 14 is now uncertain due to conflict over who will pay the airfare for the Nigerian team, the Nigerian newspaper Complete Sports reported. In principle, the host country pays the expenses for a visiting sports team, but North Korea wants Nigeria to pay, the newspaper added.
Here’s to hoping that as soon as these young men put a toe on South African soil in June, they beeline for the nearest friendly embassy and request asylum.
Hell....all they have to do is ask our President. He’ll give them our money.
“...Hell....all they have to do is ask our President. Hell give them our money....”
He sure as he!! ISN’T MY president.
Nigerian email scammers vs. NK Proliferators, wow. That last name is hard to fit on a soccer jersey, eh?
You simply can not trust the North Korean team on a soccer field.
They’d eat the grass.
That's how they got this bill passed - they took OUR money. It didn't have a snowball's chance in hell of passing without OUR money being taken. Think about that - they used taxpayer money to be given out as gifts to these demonrat senators to vote yes, and these senators took it!!! How galling! How dare they! I just don't see how they can do that. Wouldn't that be criminal???
“...Wouldn’t that be criminal???...”
In a sane world, yes it would. But we all know what kind of world we live in now. If you, me, and the cat up the street did what they did, we would be awaiting trial. A long stretch in a federal prison would be waiting for us all. But since they’re dimoCRACKS, they get a pass. Sickening.
Kim is just jealous of the Swaziland king’s 147 wives.
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