According to an AFP article, the 2010 FIFA World Cup has the capacity to change the stereotypical perception of mismanagement in the African continent. Sports Minister Makhenkesi Stofile said:
This is an opportunity to show the world that we are as good as anyone else, we the African team must try and enforce this in the mind of the world.
Good managerial skills, sound finance management skills and overall good governance are sine qua non for the end to Afro-pessimism … Failure is not an option
Stofile was speaking at a seminar on the legacy of the 2010 tournament.