AFCON

Zuma thanks CAF boss

2013-02-05 20:02
Jacob Zuma (AP)
Johannesburg- President Jacob Zuma received a courtesy call from Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Issa Hayatou in Pretoria on Tuesday.

Hayatou was accompanied by four CAF executive members and local soccer bosses Kirsten Nematandani and Danny Jordaan, the presidency said.

"At the meeting, President Zuma thanked CAF for entrusting South Africa with hosting the Orange Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2013 tournament."

Zuma also urged the nation to rally behind the four remaining teams.

Hayatou thanked South Africa for coming to Africa's rescue by hosting the tournament when Libya could no longer do so.

He also thanked the country for being a reliable partner and supporter of African football.

Nematandani, who is president of the SA Football Association, said 800 000 tickets had been sold for the tournament, exceeding expected sales of 500 000.

Read more on:    afcon  |  jacob zuma  |  issa hayatou  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
18 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

6 life hacks you simply have to know

A few simple tricks can make your life so much easier!

 
 

For chic geeks...

Device lets disabled people talk through their nose
It’s THIS easy for someone to steal your ATM pin!
This is why you should install iOS 8
17 photo illusions that look so real
Vote

Who do you think will be the next manager at Manchester United?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.