SA can­not af­ford to host Af­con, there’s plenty to fix

Sowetan - - Opinion -

With youth un­em­ploy­ment rate stand­ing at a stag­ger­ing 50% and a high in­fla­tion rate, we need to be very care­ful about ev­ery de­ci­sion we take as a coun­try.

As much as South Africa is a soc­cer­mad coun­try, we can’t be seen to be the “yes men” to CAF. Safa must de­cline the of­fer from CAF to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, which will cost the coun­try about R150m.

This money can be used to fight HIVAids, to bring about bet­ter ed­u­ca­tion, im­prove san­i­ta­tion, build houses for the poor and cre­ate em­ploy­ment. Safa is it­self in deep fi­nan­cial cri­sis.

Musa Dlamini, Polok­wane

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