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Safa to bid for 2015 African Nations Cup

Posted: 29 September 2010 Time: 09:22

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.

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Soccer Critic ( Tivani )
posted: 09:43 am
good News::: kickoff where is TTM ? Does he changed his username to kickoff?
Soccer Critic ( Tivani )
posted: 09:46 am
Khune coming to terms with cup KO

Posted on 27 September 2010 - 15:39

Almost a day after the Amakhosi’s exit at the semifinal stage of the 2010 MTN 8 Competition, Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune told that he is still coming to terms with the 1-0 loss and ultimately the elimination the club suffered at the hands of arch rivals Orlando Pirates.

“Losing to any team is difficult. When you lose to Pirates it is as they say a very bitter pill to swallow. I would have preferred to be getting ready today for a trip to Durban instead of trying to forget about our loss on Sunday. I am trying not to think about the game but it keeps on running through my mind”, said a disappointed Khune.

The Chiefs net minder, when reflecting back on Sunday’s game, added: “Pirates came with a game plan and executed it well -- credit to them for that. I felt we did not take on the game in our usual way. Having the away goal from the first leg could have been a disadvantage in a way.”

While he is bitterly disappointed with the loss to Pirates, Khune thanked the Chiefs fans for their encouragement and support throughout both legs of the semifinal tie. “when I went to take my spare gloves out of the goal after the game on Sunday I was crying and did not want to look at the fans who were seated behind the goal.

"I felt that I had disappointed them and could not face them, but still they were shouting messages of support and I appreciate them. It is that kind of support that has made us more determined to get over this and look ahead. There is still a long way to go in the league and we have two other cup competitions to still look forward to.”

Chiefs will next be in action in the middle of October and Khune feels the time off will allow them to regroup and be well prepared for their next assignment against Platinum Stars in the Absa Premiership on October 16.

“It is a while to be inactive but it is better for us right now to have this time. The guys will continue training and working hard. By the time we play Stars we will be rested and rejuvenated. Next week I hope to be in the Bafana Bafana squad that travels to Sierra Leone for an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.”
posted: 09:50 am
gr8 news...our stadiums wont be a white elephant then, that is if we get to host the games...and we have something to look forward to....
posted: 09:57 am
Good, that would be great!
posted: 10:16 am
United State of Africa bids for 2015 Nations Cup

Good News.
Let's go for it.
posted: 10:26 am
great news indeed.
in as far as infrastructure is concern we have no competition.
and afcon will help our team to get back to the top (of african ratings and in top twenty of the world) - where they should be.
posted: 10:37 am

Lets give other African nations a chance to boost their economies,

This is what i call, imposing yourself. If u have hosted a succesful world cup, then what is a nations cup. No, no,no.

Lets rather go for the olympics
posted: 10:38 am
bravo to SAFA, since the WC has finally come and gone,the South African public needs one more big tournament to intrench its full support for the once flying Bafana Bafana,thumbs up to the president im sure South Africans are fully behind your plans,if SA came host the tournament im sure it will be a memorable one,im already feeling it,come duze 2015
Van Basten
posted: 10:42 am
We are surely becoming an egoistic country.A big event like the World didn't bring any joy to a normal South African and now the Olympics and now this.No one is talking about the world Cup and it happened some 3 month ago cause only those encouraging the bidding of these events benefited .What about our priorities,Has anyone been to Alexandra,diepsloot,Orange Farm ,Braamfischer just to mention a few and see how blacks are squashed up,no infrastructure,nothing.Anyway go for it in case bloggers start nailing me.
mgugudi - wegolo
posted: 10:46 am
I am now sober from what ever i am accused of intoxicating myself with. But the following questions need an honest answer from you soccer lovers. Calling me a drunk, zol smoker or the defence that it is a boardroom matter does not hold water.

The recent development is that of closing down of KC development structure. It is not true that it is because of age cheating but it is due to the funds that are not there after the buying back of the shares from Primidia. Im raising this issue as a soccer loving individual because I would rather have a Chiefs that is in league of Witbank Aces rather than to have a liquidated entity due to bankrupcy or a team relegated to the dustbin of history like African Wanderers.

Answer the following PLEASE???

If KC is such a big team how come they are only worth 300million? The branding of goods such as chewing gums, blankets, clothes, plastic items (and trophies) etc, Naturena Village and their business interests in Premedia, Hollard, STD Bank and ZOK (Vodacom) could have increased the team’s value to at least a billion rand. Why are they not a super brand if they are as big and good as they claim?

Orlando Pirates on the other hand is a Super brand, has a 51% stake in Ellis Park Precinct which includes the STD Bank Arena, Johannesburg and Ellis Park Stadiums and a number of office blocks, this stake was worth 1.1 Billion Rand in 2003/4. During the same period O Pirates has a turnover of more than 500 million rand per annum.

It is very interesting that nobody articulates the fact that Orlando Pirates is the only team in SA that owns a (two) stadium and of course the richest (in Africa) in terms of assets, brand and value.
Champ Thivhu
posted: 10:56 am
Philip, please come back!!

Love & Peace...Black & Gold
Chain Gang
posted: 10:58 am
@ Van Basten,

I hear whay you are saying bro...but what do you want SAFA to do? Do you want SAFA to build a stadium in your township?

I understand that other countries deserve a chance as well but what SAFA is doing is a step in the right direction. We must put RSA on the map. We must become the powerhouse of African football.

Chain Gang Commander
posted: 11:06 am
a brainer from matandani and ilk.this is what is needed to energise stadium use and our upward mobility to claim the number one spot in diski...
posted: 11:20 am
mgugudi - wegolo: 2010-09-29 10:46
Personally, I am not qualified to answer that question hence I suggested we leave if for the Boardroom. I agree that its nice know about the team your support, but don’t you think this is the right forum? Unless if you are testing our knowledge or ignorance?

I can maybe only ask one question too, just for clarity – is it OP as a team that is worth that much or its Dr Khoza’s assets in the name of Bucs? We all know that the Elites have their way of doing things within and/or outside the law boundaries and still remain free.

No false accusations so don’t quote me on this one.
posted: 11:26 am
KING: 2010-09-29 10:37

Siz'funa zonke baba.........!!!!!!!!!!
posted: 11:27 am
thivhu: 2010-09-29 10:56

Philip, please come back!!

Please Phillip, we beg you...Hahhahahahahah, good one thivhu!!!!
Mesh - K 4 L
posted: 11:54 am
No no no no Nematandani,we need these in 2012 not 2015 PLEASE!By that year almost all piecity supporters would have been dead thru HEART ATTACK.Since bahlala baminyile i wonder how they survived all these years.

Starting from Saturday we might start to see deaths in the townships-coffins drapped in black .Tjoooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

Hhayi lamadoda ayaminyyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa yoh yoh yoh.....
Champ Thivhu
posted: 12:07 pm
Wonder: 2010-09-29 11:27

Wonder, if we don't beg, there is a possibility that he might not come back. Maybe it will be Phillip's son.

Please Little Phillip, Come back!!

Love & Peace...Black & Gold!
posted: 12:52 am
i don't know why South Africa always against Morocco, in sport politic everything.... WTF ?
posted: 12:48 pm
2015 It shows that our SAFA knows his business because he noticed successful we were in terms of hosting Wolrd Cup. Remember we 2014 plan B for FIFA, It will be great achievement to host 2 succesive World Cups plus AFCON. That AYOBA Kirsten
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