Venues for 2013 African Cup to be named April 4
The host cities and stadiums for next year’s African Cup of
Nations will be announced on April 4.
The South African Football Association says the match venues
will be made public during a visit by Confederation of African
Representatives from eight bidding venues were presenting their
cases to SAFA on Monday.
South Africa could use seven stadiums for the 16-team event in
January and February next year, the most ever at a Cup of Nations.
Organizers say those built for the 2010 World Cup will be
Soweto’s 90,000-plus FNB Stadium, which hosted the World Cup
final when it was known as Soccer City, will likely be the
tournament’s center point.
South Africa took over the 2013 African Cup from troubled Libya.
Libya will host in 2017.