South Africa wants to host Nations Cup
South Africa have declared their interest in hosting the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
The country, which was the scene for this year's FIFA World Cup™, has already hosted the event in 1996, when they won the crown.
Now, fresh from the success of the global spectacle, it is looking to bid for the tournament once again.
South African Football Association (SAFA) President Kirsten Nematandani told The Sowetan newspaper: "Yes, we have put in a request to the Confederation of African Football. We are still (enjoying) the success of the World Cup and we hope it will be good for us in our bid to host the African Nations Cup."
Egypt, Tunisia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Ghana and Nigeria have all hosted the event more than once.
The next tournament in 2012 will be held jointly by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, followed by Libya in 2013 - when the tournament is moved for the first time to odd years to avoid a clash with future FIFA World Cups.
Nematandani believes no major developmental changes will be required for South Africa, with everything in place after a successful FIFA World Cup.
He added: "There will be no question of infrastructure because it is here, accommodation is here. There will be no question of transport because it is here. World-class stadiums are here too. We have everything. We are going to update the government about this development."