The President of the South African Football Association (SAFA), Kirsten Nematandani said they will write to the Conferderation of African Football (CAF) this week to confirm that they are willing to replace Libya as hosts of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations should conflicts in that country continue.
Meanwhile, CAF has said Libya is still scheduled to host the tournament, but other options are also being considered because of the on-going violence in that country.
Earlier this year, South Africa hosted Africa’s Under-20 finals at the last minute after the Libyan conflicts began.
Having successfully hosted the continent’s first World Cup last year, South Africa was already earmarked to host the Nations Cup in 2017.
SAFA had hoped to stage the 2015 Nations Cup but lost out earlier this year when CAF awarded the tournament to Morocco.