FIFA President Sepp Blatter told reporters at a meeting of the Confederation of African Football in Lagos, Nigeria today that it would not be easy for an African team to win the 2010 World Cup, even though the event will be held in the continent.
The FIFA president noted that it would be difficult for African teams to contend with the teams from Europe and South America, adding that "Africa may be ready to win in five years time."
Blatter also agreed that 2010 World Cup in South Africa would be particularly busy for Africans, and praised the growth of football in Africa.
On whether South Africa's failure would affect the turn out of fans at match venues, he said such fears and worries were unfounded, citing examples of how the failure of Switzerland and Austria did not affect the 2008 European Championship.
He hopes an African team will play in the final of 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
MY POV: I think it's ambitious to think an African team will get to the 2010 Final. But in 5 years time? Maybe.