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2013 Africa Cup of Nations Stadium Guides

Five South African stadiums will be used to host games during the African showpiece

Moses Mabhida Stadium game time - Durban
The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations tournament will be hosted in South Africa, and five cities have been selected to be an host the event, with the stadiums expected to welcome the crowds at the continental showpiece.

Soccer City in Johannesburg will host the opening matches and final, while Moses Mabhida in Durban, Mbombela in Nelspruit, Rustenburg's Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace and the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth will all host matches during the competition.

Goal.com profiles the five stadiums in the Rainbow Nation, bringing you closer to the Afcon action.


SOCCER CITY

Johannesburg



MOSES MABHIDA

Durban




ROYAL BAFOKENG

Rustenburg


MBOMBELA

Nelspruit


NELSON MANDELA

BAY

Port Elizabeth

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11:57 GMT
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11:49 GMT
From Jonathan Akpoborie, former Nigeria international: "Yes I will say that it is a good draw for Nigeria. We have the team and players to beat Ethiopia, home and away. Our boys are presently playing very well," Akpoborie told Goal.

"I want to say we should be careful against the Ethiopians. They may not have the quality of our players, but we should not underrate them in anyway.

"We should take it easy. Prepare hard. Play hard and get the result from the first game in Addis Ababa. We should respect them and give them their due.

"We have the advantage and we must use it well," Akpoborie sounded off.
11:44 GMT
Former Nigeria coach Christian Chukwu just told Goal:"It's a good fixture for us. Our preparation has been going on well and we should continue until we get to Brazil. We need to add one or two friendlies with countries that altitude like Ethiopia. Kenya has the same climate, so it could be good."
11:20 GMT
On Twitter fans are engaged with discussions about the draw and here's one to our sister edition's handle: Oham precious (@greatman50): "@GoalcomNigeria we are already through to #braziln.go african champions"
11:17 GMT
Ghana and Esperance defender Harrison Afful to Happy FM: I trust our players will do well and we’ll qualify. We should not underrate the Egyptians. Every team that meets Ghana plays differently so we should not underrate them at all. We need the early goals and that should be in our first game else they will frustrate us. We have done our homework well and I’m very sure our toil will pay off as we face Egypt.
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