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Special memories for Seb

Sebastien Bassong says he won't forget Africa's first World Cup in a hurry.

Sebastien Bassong says he won't forget Africa's first World Cup in a hurry.

It might have been disappointing on the pitch for Seb and Spurs team-mate Benoit Assou-Ekotto as the Indomitable Lions suffered an early exit after defeats against Japan and Denmark.

The defender was then left out of Cameroon's final group match against Holland.

But, as Seb told us before the tournament, the World Cup 2010 is about more than football, and about more than South Africa - it's about Africa's first World Cup and the chance to show the world that they can deliver.

"You know you are involved in something very special," Seb told us in the first week of the tournament and all expectations have been met, even exceeded.

Speaking to us again, Seb said: "I'm very proud to have represented my country in South Africa, it means so much for all African countries.

"Honestly, this World Cup will be a big memory for me - the atmosphere, the fans, all the countries together. It's been amazing.

"You see the fans when you go out or travel to the stadiums and they've been unbelievable.

"It's been a great World Cup in South Africa. The spirit here is special, the African spirit is here with all the fans singing, the dancing, supporting Bafana Bafana. It's been great."