Soccer

AFCON teams heading to SA

2011-12-09 08:44
Robin Petersen (Gallo)

Johannesburg - The benefits of staging the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa are still being reaped in the country as several Africa Cup of Nations participants will be utilising the facilities over the next few weeks.

AFCON co-hosts Equatorial Guinea, along with Zambia, Ghana and Angola have already expressed interest in setting up their respective training camps in Mzansi as they prepare for the African showpiece.

Bafana Bafana may not be heading to the footballing spectacular after failing to qualify last month, but Pitso Mosimane's men will still be able to contribute to the cause and are already scheduled for friendly matches against Zambia and Ghana.

South Africa proves to be an ideal setting for the majority of countries preparing for next year's event, not only in terms of world class facilities, but also with regards to the climate, which is similar to those found in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

South African Football Association CEO Dr Robin Petersen said he was delighted with the interest shown in the facilities, and believes the positive effects of having hosted the World Cup last year will continued to prove fruitful for all of the country's inhabitants.

"We want the 2010 World Cup legacy to benefit several generations to come, especially South Africans and the football family on this African continent," said Dr Petersen.

"Setting up of bases here is a good sign that our World Cup facilities will never turn out into a white elephant."

 

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