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SA fans don't want AFCON

2014-10-17 10:55
AFCON 2015
Cape Town - Local soccer fans are not interested in hosting the 2015 edition of the African Cup of Nations after Morocco pulled out as host nation, citing Ebola fears.

Commenting on a article in which the African Football Federation (CAF) has reportedly asked South Africa and Ghana to host the 2015 showpiece event.

Readers were unanimous in their rejection of the idea that South Africa should host the tournament, instead local soccer fans want CAF to postpone or cancel the showpiece, warning that South Africa should be concerned by the Ebola epidemic.

Views from Sport24 readers:

Tshebi Hlapane said: "As per usual Africa or rather more specifically CAF is playing catch up ,it's as if initially no one saw this as an eventuality when Ebola initially broke out this is beyond poor planning and besides attracting carriers of the disease the rest of Africa perceives South Africa as a haven all that will happen is we'll attract even more illegal immigrants,cause they perceive our medical state as above and beyond perfect so please CAF postpone this tournament or take heed to the suggestions that it run every four years like any other major tournament and not two."

Richardson Mzaidume said: "By the look of things, SAFA will accept this foolish request. What does that say about us? Morocco cares about her people while we on the other hand will do anything just to please our friends. Even if it means decimating the whole population with deadly Ebola. I respect Morocco for putting welfare of her citizen first. I wish the same can be said about us."

France Ntuli said : "It is pivotal that CAF should not be hard on Morroco as this country is withdrawing or requesting postponement due to force majeure. The country is withdrawing or requesting postponement due to unforseeable circumstances beyond their control that makes it difficult for them to fulfill the hosting contract. (CAF President) Hayatou needs SA in ermegency situations, but shuns the country when it comes to CAF presidency. Hayatou is a football dictator who may as well host the AFCON in his own house. We do not need ebola in our beloved country."

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