20 April 2010 - The Emfuleni Local Municipality is working tirelessly in ensuring that the George Thabe Stadium in Sharpeville is ready as a 2010 FIFA World Cup Training Venue for the Ivory Coast national team.
So far, name boards at the Stadium have been replaced with new ones. Work orders for painting of the pavilions, buildings and facilities were issued a while back and the contractors are almost at the last phase of the project. Water taps, toilets and broken windows have been repaired. The flood lights have been repaired and are in good working condition.