Shortly after the "Grand Finale" in Soccer City finished South Africa found itself in the midst of a mega black-out (not the apartheid one!).
During the World Cup the South African Electricity Board guaranteed the supply of electricity to the country and promised that TV's, huge screens and computers following the spectacle would not be blacked-out.
As soon as the World Cup finished the whole country was plunged into darkness and the only thing to be seen were the eye-whites and shiny teeth of it's (coloured) inhabitants.
A representative of the electricity board gave the following statement:
"nobody pays their electricity bills here, especially those living in Soweto and Nelson Mandela so now we are not going to supply anything anymore until the bills are paid!"
The Spanish and Dutch teams along with their sponsors Nike, Coca Cola, and Adidas were all on board their planes when the stewardess said "lights out" and below, literally, the place was plunged into darkness!
Sepp Blatter when asked about the legacy left in South Africa after the World Cup said:
"We promised them the World Cup, they got it, now it's over things will return to normal and our legacy is at least they had electricity for 4 weeks!"
Poor South Africans, left in the dark are now praying that the Olympics will come to them soon so they can at least enjoy the comforts of a light bulb, a TV and maybe if they're lucky, a warm bath and a cup of tea, luxuries in this part of the world!