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CT won’t break the bank for Afcon

The City of Cape Town on Tuesday said it was not prepared to break the bank in order to host the 2013...

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The City of Cape Town on Tuesday said it was not prepared to break the bank in order to host the 2013 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament.

Earlier, the South African Football Association (Safa) said it wants potential host cities to fork out R27 million each.

Mother City bosses said they were in constant talks with Safa, ahead of the April  20 announcement.

The city's Grant Pascoe said, “As the City of Cape Town, I think we’ve taken a responsible stance on this one. As much as we want to host this event, we cannot break the bank on this one.”

Meanwhile, Port Elizabeth, Mbombela, Rustenburg, Bloemfontein and Johannesburg are leading the race for the five venues.

The 2012 Afcon tournament was hosted by Equatorial Guinea and Gabon in January.

(Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu)

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