South Africa hosting the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations: Nomfunela Mabedla

15 November 2011

The ANC welcomes the news that the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football has awarded South Africa the hosting rights to the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. The Executive Committee decided on swapping Libya and South Africa for the 2013 and 2017 hosting of this tournament respectively, considering the current political situation prevailing in Libya.

Further good news is that South Africa will also organize the 2014 African Nations Championship event instead of Libya.

We have no doubt that, given the fact that South Africa staged and won the continent`s prime football competition in 1996, we will ensure that we stage a successful tournament. We wish the organisers much success in their preparations to host these events.