The African Cup of Nations (Afcon) trophy tour has made its stop in Port Elizabeth. The next stop will be Johannesburg and then Nelspruit.
Organisers are calling on fans to support the trophy tour ahead of the soccer showcase which will begin in January. Soccer fans in Port Elizabeth have come out in their droves to catch a glimpse of what the teams will be playing for.
Port Elizabeth will be the base camp for the teams from Group B, Ghana, Mali, Niger and the Democratic Republic of Congo. “They are playing friendly games with our local reams. Grass roots football will definitely benefit,” says Local SAFA representative Monde Mhletywa.
Former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Brian Baloyi says that if they win the first game it is possible that the team will go a long way in the tournament.
He says that it is very important. “It lifts the morale. It is not for us as a country to go out and support the team and more especially the opening game,” he added.