International sources reveal that a soccer team which has been titled ' Team Tamil Eelam' is due to participate in an international soccer tournament which is slated to be held in South Africa.
Several other teams are also due to participate in the tournament which has been dubbed as the Nelson Mandela Championship Tournament.
All teams represented within the tournament are said to consist of members representing autonomist factions which advocate the establishment of separatist states.
Accordingly, countries as well as soccer teams which have not received membership at the United Nations nor gained FIFA accreditation will be in contention for the Nelson Mandela Championship Tournament.
According to agency reports the purpose of the tournament is to garner international support on behalf of these teams which failed at establishing a separatist state.
It is reported that a large number of Tamil Diaspora supporters have already arrived in South Africa where 'Team Tamil Eelam' is set to compete under the LTTE pennant.