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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.

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.