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2013 Africa Cup of Nations host cities to be revealed next week

Posted: 20 March 2012 Time: 07:57

Safa's director of communications Dominic Chimavi reveals to that the football body will decide on the host cities for the 2013 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations on March 26.

Safa will make the decision after a critical scrutiny of the various bids from cities that are hoping to host some of the matches of the continental showcase. Have your say on Facebook: Where do you want to see Afcon matches next year? “All the candidates of the host cities are going to come and present their bids on the March 23,” says Chimavi.

“The final decision will be made three days later. On April 4 we will have the official launch which will be attended by government officials and football stakeholders,” he adds.

Chimavi adds that the decision regarding the cities that that the participating teams will be based in will be determined by the geographical proximity of the countries that would have qualified for the tournament.

South Africa will use up to seven stadiums for the 2013 Afcon, with only four stadiums being used for all group matches.

Mvuzo Mbebe, the CEO of the 2013 Afcon, reveals that they are only considering stadiums that hosted the World Cup in 2010 for now.

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posted: 08:41 am
Loftus, FNB, Royal Bafokeng
posted: 08:49 am
Western Cape
North West
Free State
Dooba (Glory Reclaimed)
posted: 08:53 am
hehehehe- this is where Safa is most confident of its competence, unfortunately it is still not the case: how one keeps making errors is beyond imagination. Hehehehe, Chimavi says the criteria will be determined by the geographical locations of countries that would qualify and the decision will be made on March 26- so by next week we will know all the qualified countries for the 2013 edition, I guess? Suppose that is true as they think it is, Gauteng is going to be selected, but this province shares no border with no country; the cities that at least share a border with a country are presumably guaranteed selection even if the neighbouring countries themselves are not guaranteed qualification i.e. lesotho, Swaziland, Zim are not guaranteed qualification becuase they don't have the history of qualifiying- at least Botswana- meaning Rustenburg has qualified, according to the criteria. South africa is geographically in the Southern most tip, and virtually away from all African countries beyond SADC- and we all know that only 2% of SADC countries normally qualify- but what is most disturbing is that Gauteng will be selected even without a proof that is closer to Egypt or Cameroun, or even Angola. So the GIS specialist who assisted Safa must be one rich man who did nothing but play with the heads of the safa domkops.
posted: 08:56 am
Considering the poor attendance during the group stages of the AFCON, it will be a good idea to spread the game all over the country. It is SA's turn, so let eeryone enjoy the event. I will be glad to see at least 1 or 2 maatches being played in Orlando.
posted: 09:07 am

i actually dont care, because Pitso will be eliminated in the group stages.
Ghost Ninja
posted: 09:10 am
That arrogant Pitso must pray that SAFA pay Sbonelo Madela what they owe him otherwise we won't make it out the group stages. But then again we need more than Madela's muthi to win, with Pitso at the helm all i see is Bafana embarrasing the nation once again.
posted: 10:03 am
2014 failed in advance even afcon we wont go to the next round,
so lets look at 2017,

how i wish all thse fucken under 23's guys can start winning their under 20"s&under 23's and qualify for the tornaments before we talk about that good for nothing bafanabafana
where is erusmas?
the blinder we did is not monitoring those under 20's who went to the last 8 in Egypt,

right now we will be beefing the sqaud with this patosi's and that wits 17 year old,

these guys should first win us games and qualify for tornaments like olympics,

this would hve been a gud 2014 vision,
now even abo lebese,nontshitsa, i mean evryone can play for bafanafana,
Klate make 2 crosess and next is better than shabba and people want him in national team,

when majoro was at amazulu pitso used to call ncgobo but no peirats guys especially KING wanted majoro in the national team now they don't want him
posted: 10:34 am
They must make use of the Mbombela, Peter Mokaba, Royal Bafokeng and orlando stadium or soccer city
Kagiso R
posted: 10:52 am
Soccer City - Opening & final matches only. Otherwise it will not be filled up.

Mbombela & Peter Mokaba & Moses M - have seen decent attendances for games after the world cup.

BIG NO for these: Rustenburg & PE - poor attendance records for games after the world cup. I haven't seen the stadiums half full even for games involving Chiefs or Pirates.
posted: 11:04 am

FISTOS: u know i totally agree with you on this one, u can have as many young players as possible but if u dont have a manager or coach with an ability/competency to synergies a system and structure then u are as good as bad.

we need a manager with experience on development like Foppe Dehaan/Kroll to implement a system that will absorb players from lower level structures.
posted: 12:10 pm
I know this blog, is for voting for the stadium to host the Afcon, but this is the fact Mbombela Stadium should be prefered as No.1 on the list, realy those people there knows how to fill up the stadium and never mind who is playing on the day.
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