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CAF has put to rest any doubts that Angola are not prepared to host next year’s African Cup of Nations tournament...

CAF Marketing Assistant General Manager Sara El Gazzar told KickOff.com that they have inspected the country and are happy with everything they saw.

“The stadiums are ready. The hotels are ready and the whole CAF committee that went to inspect the stadiums and accommodation in Angola were impressed,” she said.

Gazzar added that all the countries taking part in the tournament have been made aware of the fact there is nothing to fear in terms of all aspects of the preparations.

“Security is in place and we are all happy that we will have one of the most successful tournaments in Africa. They are ready and looking at the countries which have qualified, it will really be a nice and hard competition,” she added.

Andisa Nsubane from sponsors Standard Bank concurred with Gazzar and added that everything is under control and they are also happy to sponsor the tournament.

“It is good that we are part of African football, sponsoring five different CAF tournaments including the Orange African Champions League and the Orange Africa Cup of Nations.

“We have agreed to be part of the most favoured sport until 2016 which just shows how committed we are to developing football in Africa,” Nsubane added.

Peter Pedroncelli, Goal.com

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