Soccer

AFCON squad deadline set

2012-11-23 07:49
Gordon Igesund (Gallo)
Johannesburg - The Confederation of African Football has confirmed the 9 January deadline for final squad submissions ahead of the 2013 African Cup of Nations.

According to football411.com website, the African confederation wants all 23-man squad lists sent to its Cairo headquarters by midnight GMT on the 9th of January. Failing to do so will result in a fine and infringing countries will only be allowed to take a 22-man squad to the finals.

Along with their 23-man squads, countries will be allowed to bring a delegation of 17 officials.

Hosts South Africa are set to play the opening match against Cape Verde Islands on the 19th of January at the FNB stadium with new Bafana manager Gordon Igesund still assessing his options as to who will be in his final squad.

"There are maybe six or seven players who urgently need to prove their fitness in the next four weeks so that we can know what our options are," Igesund told IOL.

"Our first Afcon match is on January 19. If I can get all the players by January 1, that would give me a good three weeks to work with them. And trust me, we will be a very different team, at least 30% better," he added on Times Live.

Read more on:    afcon  |  gordon igesund  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Ronaldo to return for Real

2014-04-19 09:57

 

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
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 
 
English Premiership flutter

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

Featured Blog

The stock of Bulls and Sharks 2014 Super Rugby jerseys are slowly becoming available after the festive season break, writes blogger Baylion.

Latest blogs
Vote

Which team do you think will win the English Premiership?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

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

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

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

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

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