The red carpet will be rolled out at the Cape Town Convention Centre tomorrow, when some of the biggest names in sport and showbiz, including Nobel Prize winners, descend to the Mother City for the first-ever FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw to be hosted on African soil.
With only hours before the eagerly-awaited draw, euphoria has reached fever pitch in Cape Town and all over South Africa as the hosts prepare for what is being dubbed as 'the beginning of Africa’s big party'.
The star-studded line-up will include South Africa-born actress and Oscar winner Charlize Theron, legendary Ethiopian long-distance runner Haile Gebrselassie, and football icons including Franz Beckenbauer, Michel Platini, Eusebio, Luis Figo, Roger Milla, David Beckham, Kalusha Bwalya, Ruud Gullit, Jean-Marie Pfaff and Ronald de Boer.
Theron, who was born in Benoni, a few kilometers from Johannesburg, will be co-hosting the event. Renowned for her acting skills, Theron has never forgotten her roots and has remained an ambassador for her country of birth worldwide.
Nobel Prize winners, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and FW de Klerk, will also be present, as will cricketing great Makhaya Ntini and Rugby World Cup-winning captain, John Smit.
Cape Town has been abuzz with excitement since Monday, as organisers put final touches for tomorrow afternoon’s show. A host of top international coaches will also grace the draw, with South Africa's Carlos Alberto Parreira, Fabio Capello of England and Italy's Marcello Lippi among those who will be waiting anxiously for the fate of their respective teams.