PRETORIA: South Africa’s organising committee for the 2013 African Cup of Nations is hoping that, now the qualifiers are all known, at least 400,000 tickets will have been sold by the end of the year.

LOC chief executive Mvuzo Mbebe has told local media that tickets were selling well but admitted more needed to be sold by year-end.

“Between now and the end of December we are aiming for the 400,000 mark,” Mbebe said.

The LOC wanted the tickets to be accessible and affordable to the public, both in South African and Africa in general, but warned fans to buy them as soon as possible.

Mbebe added: “It is going to be critical for the SA public not to think that they can wait until the last minute to buy tickets. We spoke to a company and they told us Ethiopia have requested 15,000 tickets per match they play.

“Hopefully, tickets will be sold and the supporters should seriously begin preparing to buy tickets.”.

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