Angola on ‘track’ for Nations Cup - CAF

Angola is “on track” to host the 2010 Nations Cup, African Football Confederation president Issa Hayatou said in Cairo recently. A South African media report suggested the biennial tournament might be moved to the hosts of the 2010 World Cup because Angola were battling to complete construction of four stadiums.
CAF president Issa Hayatou
CAF president Issa Hayatou

Angola is “on track” to host the 2010 Nations Cup, African Football Confederation president Issa Hayatou said in Cairo recently.

A South African media report suggested the biennial tournament might be moved to the hosts of the 2010 World Cup because Angola were battling to complete construction of four stadiums.

Danny Jordaan, a senior World Cup organising committee figure, said before the Cairo meeting that the readiness of Angola to stage the 16-nation African football showcase would be discussed.

Hayatou, a Cameroonian who has run the continental football body since 1988, congratulated Angola 2010 chief Antonio Mangueira for the efforts of his organising committee.

Luanda is scheduled to host a November 20 draw that will split the 16 qualifiers into four groups ahead of the January 10-31 tournament in the Angolan capital, Benguela, Cabinda and Lubango.

Apart from automatic qualifiers Angola, Algeria, Ghana and Ivory Coast have secured places at a tournament won by six-time champions Egypt in 2006 and 2008.

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