The historic announcement was made in Auckland, New Zealand on Wednesday morning triggering widespread celebrations from people of all walks of life across the country.
“Hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games once again affirms the international community’s total trust in South Africa being the destination of choice when it comes to hosting world class events.
The SAFA President said after the historic 2010 FIFA World Cup which was ranked the best FIFA World Cup ever, South Africa had become a global focal point when it comes to hosting major events.
“By hosting such events, the country can position itself as a tourist hub, create jobs for its citizens and in general create better quality of life for its people.
“This is the first time an African city hosts the Commonwealth Games and South Africa as a young democracy continues to create history,” he added.