17 January 2013

South Africa: Cosatu Welcomes All African Teams and Wishes Bafana Bafana Well At Afcon

The Congress of South Africa Trade Unions supports the hosting of the African Cup of Nations [Afcon] in South Africa from the 19th January until the 10th of March 2013.

We have noted the energy and zeal employed by hosting cities to garner more supporters.

COSATU believes that the football tournament will also stimulate local economic development in which many Small Medium Enterprise[SME’s] will benefit and enhance buying of local products.

And we continue to emulate on what we did in 2010 when we 'got nine out of ten rating' from FIFA.

We do not want less than that for Afcon!

And we are contend that football lovers will buy tickets for all games and support the African countries.

COSATU has confidence in the team assembled by the national coach and let’s rally behind the squad. And we calling upon all citizens to support the team from the first game and other teams until the end of the tournament.

COSATU calls on Bafana Bafana to be conscious that they carry the hopes of 51,8 million citizens.

COSATU wishes Bafana Bafana well on its first game against Cape Verde on the 19th of January 2013 at the National Stadium, Johannesburg.

Norman Mampane (Communications Officer)

Congress of South African Trade Unions

110 Jorissen Cnr Simmonds Street



Tel: +27 11 339-4911 or Direct 010 219-1342

Mobile: +27 72 416 3790

E-Mail: mampane@cosatu.org.za

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