UK Warning Soccer Fans To Take It Easy In Angola
Thereís only a few months left until the Africa Cup of Nations soccer tournament hits the field. Starting in January, soccer fans from around the globe will travel to Angola to check out some heated competition, while patiently awaiting the arrival of the World Cup tournament. However, British fans of the football are being warned by their government to be extra cautious regarding their travel plans.
Crime levels in the capital city of Luanda are high according to the British Foreign Office, and they are encouraging fans to attend only if they are traveling with someone familiar with the local conditions. Angola only ended a long civil war in 2002, so things over there are still a little touchy. It might be a good idea for the British fans to keep their hooligan antics to a minimum, or at least save them for the games of the World Cup in South Africa.
Despite the travel warnings, things in Angola are going pretty well. After they got the nod to host the tournament they set to using a hefty government stimulus to get things ready for the games. They are building new roads, stadiums, and even improving the local airports. If you really love some soccer, we of course say go for it, so long as you remain aware of your surroundings and donít do anything dumb. As of now, there is no immediate warning on the US State Departmentís website, but they do note that crime is a serious problem.
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