Mixed feelings at CT omission

2012-05-08 11:20
Cape Town Stadium (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Following AFCON LOC’s CEO Mvuzo Mbebe's explanation of why Cape Town did not meet the necessary criteria to host matches at next year's tournament, Sport24 readers have expressed mixed feelings at the city's omission.

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Some of our readers responded with shock and outrage:

Sekalf - "What a load of rubbish! I am surprised that Rustenburg, Mbombela and Nelson Mandela Bay have better infrastructures to offer than Cape Town (including accessibility). Mvuzo Mbebe - you smell of fish!"

HandyAndyrome - "Did they forget that Cape Town is amongst the top five biggest tourist cities in the world?"

Dwayne Engelbrecht - "The BEST city in Africa, The BEST airport in Africa, The BEST infrastructure in Africa, The BEST tourist destination in Africa...And we are not number one on that list!"

Justin Asher - "Most ridiculous story ever. You cannot tell me that Rustenburg and Mbombela are better organised and structured than Cape Town. What a joke."

Jurgen Eksteen - "The main criteria that knocked out Cape Town was that it was not governed by the 'correct party' in their eyes."

TheThirdWors - "Cape Town makes the FIFA World Cup grade but it doesn't meet AFCON's lofty standards? He he he. HAAHAAHAA!"

Others appeared unfazed by Cape Town missing out:

Jim Dickson - "Cape Town wouldn't toe the line and pay exorbitant costs at taxpayers expense. I suppose the others were prepared to..."

Najanivea - "Woohoo! No log-jam trying to leave town!!!"

Jannie - "Congrats CT, now we wont have hooligans roaming our streets! This also proofs that CT is ruled with integrity – not paying bribes and give kickbacks to the greedy criminals that run, sorry ruin the country."

Darin Graham - "It's probably a good thing we are not involved in this"

Rodney - "CT council are incompetent at planning and bidding for world class events. Same with the rugby sevens."

Steyts - "Soccer is not a big sport in CT like rugby... It doesn't make sense to host it in CT because like you said they will definitely not fill the stadiums which will in turn lead to a huge financial loss which the City of CT will have to pay."

Eric - "Good news for Cape Town! The city should host only world class events and leave the dregs to the rest."

A view of Cape Town Stadium (Gallo Images)

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