JOHANNESBURG - South Africa coach Joel Santana will arrive in time to take charge of the team's international friendly against Serbia after being prevented from flying from his native Brazil last week because of a high temperature. The South African Football Association said on Monday doctors had given the 60-year-old Santana the all clear to travel from his Rio de Janeiro home for Wednesday's match in Pretoria. Santana would arrive in time to direct a final training session on Tuesday, the association's statement said. The match is one of seven games the World Cup hosts have organised this year to prepare for next year's tournament.
10 August 2009
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