Affordable tickets for 2013 Nations Cup

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The LOC recently held a board meeting to finalise their strategy and ticketing prices for next year’s tournaments.

Details related to ticket prices will only be disclosed after the government has completed deliberations on how much funding they will provide towards the estimated R400million cost of hosting the tournament.

“When the ticket prices are made public, you will find that we have been very considerate to football supporters,” Mbebe says.

“Announcements will be made after the cabinet has tabled their budget for the tournament. I am sure that after that we will know how much the government is coming on board.”

Already, concerns have already been raised regarding ticket prices for Africa’s biggest football tournament. A number of fans are already suspecting that the 2010 World Cup system will be used as the point of reference.

South Africa will host the nations Cup from January 19 to February 10.

According to the system used for the 2010 World Cup, the cheapest ticket cost R140. South Africans paid as much as R6 000 to secure the most expensive ticket for the final match, which was held in Soccer City.

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