2013 African Cup Of Nations Bidders To Learn Fate

By iSportconnect | March 28, 2012

The South African cities hoping to stage matches at next year’s 2013 Africa Cup of Nations will learn their fates on 4 April.

Eight cities presented bids to the local organising committee on Monday.

They had been due to make their cases on Friday but requested more time to prepare.

Johannesburg, canada viagra Cape Town, Polokwane, Rustenburg and Nelspruit joined fellow World Cup venues Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth and Durban in making bids.

The South African FA (Safa) will now meet on Saturday to consider recommendations from the committee that heard the bids.

“The bidding cities all gave very good 45-minute presentations,” Safa communications manager Dominic Chimhavi told BBC Sport on Tuesday.

“The basic requirement we asked of them is how are they going to fill stadiums. That is our main issue.

“Only those cities with the best business plan will be considered – it is a fantastic dilemma for us.”
Africa Cup of Nations 2013

The 16-team tournament will take place from mid-January to mid-February 2013, with the winners representing Africa at next year’s Fifa Confederations Cup in Brazil.