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South African police will provide 24-hour security to all 16 teams at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations

Posted: 27 November 2012 Time: 14:48

South African police will provide 24-hour security to all 16 teams that will participate in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, the organisers said on Tuesday.

Afcon organizers gave the assurance on Tuesday in the wake of the Zambia bus being pelted with stones by two boys as they left Soccer City after beating Bafana Bafana 1-0 on November 14.

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The incident left Kennedy Mweene and Felix Katongo with minor injuries.

The organisers say they are leaving no stone unturned in terms of the security measures being put in place for the tournament and they have vowed to provide “24-hour security to all teams… Buses carrying players will be escorted by police at all times."

Furthermore, drinks will be sold in plastic containers at stadiums and glass bottles or cans will not be allowed.

Previous comments on this story...

Deus was Soccer
posted: 04:15 pm
Good work SAFA. Hope this will bring sanity to SA-The Madiba Country
Mgugudi: The Treble Addict
posted: 04:49 pm
Zambia must be protected more, Kaizer Chiefs fans are still angry at them for embarrasing Bafana baChieps aka Gordon's 11.
posted: 04:55 pm
At last ....dat will be appreciated including dat it will also create jobs especially for Tortoises fc supporters as most of dem had security certificates.
Khosi my Religion - 2012/2013 PSL Champions
posted: 06:28 pm
what's news here? protection has always been provided for 24hrs around the clock 4 visiting teams during big tournaments by both saps and private security companies contracted by teams themselves, they must'nt come with celebrity tendencies here just because they'll be in hollywood for a month depending on how their teams progress. these people come from ravished war-zones where 9 year olds r guerillas who can gladly shove an AK 47 up ur reverse gear and pull the trigger without shame. i supporse bafana bafana should from now on be accompanied by sandf, saps, hawks, trt, national intelligence, crime intelligence, k9, etc whenever in africa!
posted: 07:05 am
In Nigeria, we usually takes side with the visiting teams if our home teams are not playing well. Even without security personel, visitors are always made to feel at home. Why can't South Africans admmit for once that their present team is not strog enough to beat any good side. Wake up pls
posted: 12:08 pm
▌▌Yiηkα ★
posted: 12:08 pm
▌▌Yiηkα ★ ...Naija for l!fe ☜

These south africans scumbags never serbms to supprise me anymore. You guys didnt even qualify for this competition. F A C T You were only there because your hosting. I smell a lot of jealousy.

"Whether you all like it or not! The SUPER EAGLES will fly down that #### hole place called south AFRICA. Take the CUP off you SLAVES

"Then Rise back Up "Where we belong "UP EAGLES
posted: 01:45 pm
I can't wait for this tournament to start so as to watch the star studded Nigerian and Ivorian teams. I think the upcoming tournaments is gonna be a show case for good and entertaining football. The likes of Victor Moses, Nosa Igiebor, Drogba, Gervinho, Mikel, Osaze, Ike Uche, Tiote, Pienna, Shola Ameobi etc would light up the whole place and I hope South Africans are ready for this.
The Ghost
posted: 03:17 am
@ anonymous, and when was the last time your super eagles won the AFCON again? When are you really going to back your big talk with something we can all see, because all we hear from you is talk, talk, talk, you do it far better than your womenfolk ... frankly all your yapping has become more of a comic relief more than anything else.
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