CHAN to build on SA's 2010 World Cup legacy

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Pretoria - The third Orange African Nations Champions (CHAN), to be played early next year, will allow South Africa to build on the positive legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

Briefing the media following the national executive’s last meeting for the year on Thursday, Acting Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Minister Angie Motshekga said Cabinet welcomes the 16 African nations and their supporters, who will be participating in the third CHAN tournament in January next year.

The tournament for home-based footballers will be staged between January 11 and February 1 in South Africa.

“The tournament also presents an opportunity for South Africans to showcase our country as a vibrant tourism, trade and investment destination and it will further help to entrench social cohesion and national pride,” she said.

South Africa, who has been drawn alongside Nigeria, Mali and Mozambique, will be competing at the CHAN for the second time with a makeshift team losing to Algeria in the 2011 quarter-finals in Sudan. -