Some good news for PE.Port Elizabeth has been announced as one of the host cities for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon).
The announcement was made by Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, this morning.
Joining Port Elizabeth as host cities for the Afcon matches are Mbombela, Rustenburg and eThekwini, with Soccer City in Johannesburg set to hold the opening and closing ceremonies. Polokwane, Kimberley, Bloemfontein, and Cape Town were selected to stage the 2014 African Nations Championships (Chan) football tournaments.matches.
The venues were approved by Cabinet after a meeting on Thursday. The sports ministry will meet the SA Football Association next week to finalise the budgets for the tournaments.