Match-fixing allegations and subdued ticket sales have thrown South Africa's ability to successfully host the Africa Cup of Nations into doubt.
With only 12 days to the kick-off of the continental showpiece in Johannesburg, the South African Football Association (Safa) reinstated five officials who were put on "special leave" after the International Federation of Association Football's (Fifa) allegations that South African officials were involved in match fixing at the 2010 World Cup.
The association said the officials were improperly removed.
But Sipho Sithole, communications officer of the Afcon local organising committee, on Sunday was quick to downplay the effect of the damning Fifa report.
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