Soccer

Crisis ahead of AFCON draw?

2012-10-07 08:25
Fikile Mbalula (File)

Johannesburg - The executive committee of the eThekwini municipality will meet on Tuesday to discuss a possible funding crisis ahead of the draw for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), according to a media report.

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula told the Sunday Times that no money had yet been paid to the city to host the final draw for the continental soccer tournament.

"If we are not getting any support from the national government, there's no way on earth I would support that," DA exco member Tex Collins was quoted as saying.

AFCON local organising committee chairperson Mwelo Nonkonyana said there was "no need to panic" and all systems were in place.

The draw, scheduled to be held on October 24 in Durban, was reportedly costing R17m, with R11m expected to be contributed from the government.

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