Caf to inspect 2013 Africa Cup of Nations facilities

The Rainbow Nation will welcome members of the African football governing body next month
Five senior football administrators will arrive in South Africa at the beginning of April to inspect the facilities that will be used for 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

According to, Caf vice-president Suketu Patel will travel to South Africa on April 1, together with Hicham El Amrani (Caf Secretary General), Amr Shaheen (Caf Marketing Director), Shereen Arafa (Caf Event Director) and former Safa Secretary General Raymond Hack, who is now the chairman of the Caf Disciplinary Committee.

Besides assessing the country’s readiness to host next year’s football showcase, the Caf administrators will also be introduced to Mvuzo Mbebe, the Afcon 2013 chief executive and members of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC).

“They will be coming to inspect the football facilities that will be used for Afcon 2013. Part of their brief is to also inspect the host cities,” says the source.

“The Caf officials will also inspect the host cities as well as look into broadcasting matters and issues related to hospitality. They will look at all the operational issues of Caf,” added the source.

South Africa won the right to host the Afcon 2013 showcase after the tournament was shifted from Libya for security reasons.