Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund says he has that "electric
feeling" as anticipation ahead of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations hit
fever-pitch at the group stage draw on Wednesday.
The South Africa tactician was in attendance at the glitzy event
at the International Conference Centre in Durban this week, along with
2000 other guests, including the country's president Jacob Zuma.
Bafana, the hosts nation for next's year's showpiece, were drawn in Group A, along with Morocco, Angola and Cape Verde.
Speaking at the event Igesund revealed his team were full of
belief and says no matter who they face, they will be giving their all
for their compatriots.
He said: "Come the 19th January, whether it be anybody, we will be ready.
"We want to do well for the country. I have that electric feeling
and I really think we can impress. The players are passionate, they
want to play, and with the fans behind us we feel up for it.
"We are playing at home, and whatever happens we will be ready,
and we want to do the nation proud, we want the nation to get behind the
The three-week tournament will be played at five stadiums
different stadiums around the country, namely the FNB Stadium in
Johannesburg, the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, the Nelson Mandela
Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit and the
Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg.
The draw for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations:
Group A: South Africa, Angola, Morocco, Cape Verde
Group B: Ghana, Mali, Niger, DR Congo
Group C: Zambia, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia
Group D: Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Algeria, Togo
Fixtures for 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa:
Group A (Durban unless stated)
South Africa v Cape Verde, Angola v Morocco
South Africa v Angola, Morocco v Cape Verde
South Africa v Morocco
Cape Verde v Angola 1700
Group B (Port Elizabeth unless stated)
Ghana v DR Congo, Mali v Niger
Ghana v Mali, Niger v DR Congo
Ghana v Niger
DR Congo v Mali
Group C (Nelspruit unless stated)
Zambia v Ethiopia, Nigeria v Burkina Faso
Zambia v Nigeria, Burkina Faso v Ethiopia
Zambia v Burkina Faso
Ethiopia v Nigeria 1700
Group D (Rustenburg unless stated)
Ivory Coast v Togo, Tunisia v Algeria
Ivory Coast v Tunisia, Algeria v Togo
Ivory Coast v Algeria
Togo v Tunisia
(1) Gp B winners v Gp A runners-up
(2) Gp A winners v Gp B runners-up
(3) Gp D winners v Gp C runners-up
(4) Gp C winners v Gp D runners-up
Winners quarter-final 2 v winners quarter-final 3
Winners quarter-final 4 v winners quarter-final 1
Match venues:Johannesburg: FNB Stadium (94 000 capacity)
Durban: Moses Mabhida Stadium (54 000)
Nelspruit: Mbombela Stadium (41 000)
Port Elizabeth: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium (48 500)
Rustenburg: Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace (42 000)