Safa to bid for 2015 African Nations Cup
Posted: 29 September 2010 Time: 9:22 am
South Africa has made an application to the Confederation of African Football, bidding to host the 2015 Nations Cup finals following the successful hosting of the FIFA World Cup for the first time on the continent.
According to reports in the Sowetan newspaper, Safa has already informed CAF of their intentions to host the 2015 finals.
South Africa last hosted the Nations Cup in 1996, which Bafana Bafana went on to win after beating Tunisia in the Final.
The report says Safa president Kirsten Nematandani made a request to CAF on Tuesday following a decision that was taken at a management meeting in Johannesburg which was influenced by the success of the World Cup.
“We are still enjoying the success of the World Cup and we hope it will be good for us in our bid to host the Africa Cup of Nations. There will be no question of infrastructure because it is here, accommodation is here. There will be no question of transport because it is here, world-class stadiums are here too. We have everything. We are going to update the government about this development,” Nematandani is quoted as saying.
The next edition of the competition will be co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea in 2012 and the following year when the tournament switches to odd numbered years it will be staged in Libya.