Close to 40,000 Afcon tickets sold

Almost 40,000 tickets for next year's Africa Cup of Nations have been sold

Posted: 8 November 2012 Time: 12:10 pm

Almost 40,000 tickets for next year's Africa Cup of Nations have been sold, the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the tournament has revealed.

The LOC are aiming to sell at least 500,000 tickets before the competition kicks off.

"We are nearing the 40,000 mark, in terms of tickets that have been sold for the matches," Afcon chief communications officer Sipho Sithole tells KickOff.com.

LOC chairperson and Safa vice president, Chief Mwelo Nonkonyane, encouraged South Africans to avoid waiting until the last minute to purchase their tickets.

Nonkonyane was speaking in Rustenburg during a flag-raising and inter-faith prayer ceremony being held at all host cities to mark Afcon week.

"All Africans must fill up all the stadiums and feel at home. We also encourage South African to be hospitable to our visitors by making them feel welcome," Nonkonyane says.

Fans are still able to purchase tickets for all games, with prices ranging from R60 in the group stages to R600 for the Final.

Article by: Farirayi Kahwemba

Previous comments on this story...

Happy Person
posted: 12:12 pm
Unfortunately I won't be attending these games.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 12:29 pm
More tickets will be sold.....The Bafana games will be packed to the rafters....We are fully behind Gordon and the Boys.....
Ga-Makanye
posted: 12:39 pm
We wil only attend the opening and final, we don support apartheid, tortoises n others will follow their coach.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 12:43 pm
Ga-Makanye posted: 12:39 pm | Report

We wil only attend the opening and final, we don support apartheid, tortoises n others will follow their coach.
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The above statement is contradiction at the highest level......
K.nhlanhla
posted: 12:52 pm
Anyone knows the Spar around JHB that sells this AFCON tickets?
bruno wa LeKhosi
posted: 12:52 pm
@ Ga Makanye
Your stupidity is of the highest level!!!
TREBLE CHAMP KING
posted: 12:59 pm

I thought Chiefs was pro-claimed most supported team in Mzansi, are they not supporting their boys kanti.

mina i will never ever tolerate mediocrity by this white messiah GI.
Win or Loose - PSL 2012/2013 Chief
posted: 01:13 pm

TREBLE CHAMP KING
posted: 12:59 pm | Report
I thought Chiefs was pro-claimed most supported team in Mzansi, are they not supporting their boys kanti.
mina i will never ever tolerate mediocrity by this white messiah GI.
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No 1 is forcing you...you can stay orlando tavern and drink your black label with your buddies
Mgqwabeni
posted: 01:20 pm
Come on AFCON LOC that 500.000 tickets is the number of tickets you would sell in whole tournament am talking about in all matches for 2013 AFCON.
How do you expert people buy tickets for games that they have schedule time and venues I love soccer but am not ready to buy any tickets right now
TREBLE CHAMP KING
posted: 01:24 pm


Win or Loose: like no one forced you to read and respond to KING The Only one.

Some comments are intended for non-response, i am sure ukuhlabile le post ne.
The Phefeni Boy
posted: 01:31 pm
Win or Looseposted: 01:13 pm | Report

TREBLE CHAMP KING
posted: 12:59 pm | Report
I thought Chiefs was pro-claimed most supported team in Mzansi, are they not supporting their boys kanti.
mina i will never ever tolerate mediocrity by this white messiah GI.
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No 1 is forcing you...you can stay orlando tavern and drink your black label with your buddies
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Kwaakwaaakwaaa.....tltltltltlt........Unthini Win or Loose?.....Anyway I doubt King is from Orlando i would know him...I know all the Die Hard Pirates supporters from that hood...He must must be from Kuruman.
TREBLE CHAMP KING
posted: 01:36 pm

Does anyone know what they choose the Pirates game to appear in the famous movies SAFE HOUSE by Denzel Washington.

Abo Andile Jali sebabukwa phesheya madoda, kuma movies.
lisakhanya
posted: 01:40 pm
I WILL ATTEND BAFANA GAMES WHEN THEY START SELECTING PLAYERS ON MERIT
WHOEVER THINKS THAT THE CURRENT ONE IS SELECTED ON MERIT MUST BUY TICKETS
IF THERE IS ANY TEAM IN THIS PLANET THAT WINS 6/8 CUPS AND STILL BE IGNORED THEN WHAT IS THE SELECTION CRITERIA BECAUSE IN ENGLAND MAN UNITED HAS MORE PLAYERS IN THE NATIONAL TEAM AS THEY ALWAYS WIN MORE TROPHIES THAN THE REST
we beat mazembe
posted: 01:43 pm
this is not good enough.may i caution south africans against undermining continental football.this is the reason why we are in this mess in the first place.support afcon and bring back the enthusiasm with CAF football.If we miss this opportunity SA football is doomed for mediocrity forever.
TREBLE CHAMP KING
posted: 01:43 pm

I guese i am not the only one who feels this way - let those who love mediocrity attend the games for BB.

These are the same people who called VV the special one for winning nothing, these are the same people who support a team that has not won championship in a while.
lisakhanya
posted: 01:51 pm
YEYE DOESN'T LOOK GOOD EVEN IF HE SMILES
COACH WE UNDERSTAND THAT YOU WANTED TO WIN LAST YEAR'S LEAGUE WITH THE BIRDS AND EZIMNYAMA LED BY LUCKY, INSPIRED BY BBM AND MXHOSA BOSSING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PARK TOOK IT IN YOUR HANDS EVEN AFTER YOU HAVE PRAYED WITH YOUR PLAYERS IN THE PITCH DURING YOUR LAST GAME, BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO HATE US THIS MUCH
I'M NOT SAYING YOU MUST TAKE EVERY PLAYER AT PIRATES BUT IF THEY ARE REALLY COWS WHERE WERE THOSE THAT YOU ARE FAVORING AND WHAT DID THEY WIN? KILLING THE YOUNG STARS SPIRIT, I'M A BLACK AFRICAN WITH RED BLOOD AND WHITE BONES
Donald Duck
posted: 01:53 pm
I have bought 4 tickets already. Need 4 more then i'll be cool
Greatness010
posted: 02:39 pm
@ Donald Duck.. That's the spirit booooyi! Let's go out there and support BB, I've bought six myself and I still don't think its enough... But eish will see. Let these ladies BITCH about GI and his team selection until they realise that its no about thier own selfish interests on who they prefer or not.
Malabulabu
posted: 03:00 pm
@Ga Makanye So there is no Apartheid in the opening and the final ? what an idiot! if you boycott something boycott it altogether or not at all.
CJB Ramses III
posted: 03:05 pm
I'd like to believe that my IQ level is stable enough not to be an idiot for the second time...

I spent thousands during 2009 & 2010... Surely I can't be fouled again by bo Shabba...

2012 AFCON won't see a cent from me....

(& I can't believe it's me posting such things... there was a time I'd defend Bafana to the grave.... sad)
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