2 January 2013

Angola: SADC Region Marks Turning in CAF

Luanda — Some 16 teams, including Angola, are supposed to start the 29th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations in football, marking the turning point in the unfolding of the main competition of African Soccer Confederation (CAF) and with great prominence in the SADC region and significant presence of the Portuguese-speaking Countries.

Forty-five years later, the CAN is to be played back in an odd year, following well-conceived decision by the CAF, which aims to avoid coinciding with the year that is held both the World Cup or the Olympics.

However, from January 19 to 10 February, South Africa hosts this historic edition of the competition, placing once again the region of the Southern Africa Countries Community (SADC) in the spotlight of the international "beautiful game".

The land of Nelson Mandela hosted recently the World Cup of Soccer in 2010.

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