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Afcon 2013 Closes In Dazzling Fashion

AFRICANGLOBE - The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) closed with a dazzling musical performance by African artists at South Africa's National Stadium outside Soweto on Sunday. The closing ceremony, which was also attended by Fifa president Sepp Blatter, reflected the continent's urban and contemporary side.

Afcon 2013 To Boost South African Economy

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa is set to benefit immensely from hosting the 2013 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) with its economy poised to gain from the influx of the sport lovers from Africa and other parts of the world. Mvuzo Mbebe, the CEO of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), speaking at the TNA/SABC Business Breakfast meeting, said one of these benefits included the 40,000 visitors who are expected to come from outside the country.

Africa’s Beat Opens Afcon 2013

AFRICANGLOBE - Heavy rain failed to dampen the spirits at Johannesburg's National Stadium on Saturday as the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) kicked off in colourful, rhythmical African style. The crowd inside calabash-shaped stadium sang, danced, and blew vuvuzelas in appreciation as the country's top artists dazzled in an opening ceremony that paid tribute to former president Nelson Mandela and the continent's fighting spirit.

Afcon 2013: The Countdown Begins

AFRICANGLOBE - It is all systems go for Africa's top soccer showcase on Saturday despite problems with ticket sales and concerns about the weather. 

South Africa's Sports minister Fikile Mbalula said he was "confident" the 2013 edition of the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) would be a success, despite initial "hiccups" in the organising of the soccer extravaganza.

Growing Excitement For Afcon 2013

AFRICANGLOBE - The 29th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) South Africa 2013 is only 6 days away and public interest has soared leading to a total sell-out of Category 1 and Category 2 tickets for the Opening Games on 19 January 2013 which kick off at the National Stadium in Johannesburg.

‘All Systems Go’ for Afcon 2013

AFRICANGLOBE - South Africa is ready to host a successful 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), the local organising committee (LOC) assured the continent on Friday.

Countdown to 2013 Afcon in South Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Anticipation ahead of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) has reached fever pitch. There are just 10 days to go before the biggest African soccer spectacle kicks off on 19 January. The opening match will be played between Bafana Bafana and Cape Verde at FNB Stadium (which will be known as National Stadium for the duration of Afcon) in Johannesburg.