South African Football Association (SAFA) have congratulated Ghana for qualifying to next year’s CHAN.
The Local Black Stars team qualified to finals without kicking a ball following Benin’s withdrawal from the eliminators.
The host has congratulated the 16 teams that have reached the finals including Ghana and wish them well ahead of the tournament.
“The passion and energy of AFCON 2013 – as Africa came together in South Africa and celebrated the game of soccer as one – was incredible,” South African Tourism Chief Executive Officer, Thulani Nzima.
“CHAN moves to three new host cities in South Africa and they are eagerly preparing for the tournament next year.
“We invite all soccer enthusiasts to come to South Africa to support their teams and to enjoy the diverse leisure and lifestyle activities here in South Africa.
“CHAN gives South Africa an important platform to follow up on the awareness and visibility that AFCON afforded us earlier this year as we continue to entrench South Africa’s status as a welcoming, exciting, alluring, capable and accessible destination.
“We want to build on that momentum, push it forward and keep African tourist arrivals to South Africa growing strongly,” concludes Nzima.
The cities: Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Polokwane were announced by the Local Organising Committee (LOC). The three cities offer soccer fans limitless choices for adventure, culture and heritage, shopping, dining, nightlife, wine tasting and scenic beauty… and opportunities aplenty to make new friends.
The 16 teams that will compete are: South Africa, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.