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Johannesburg - Police on Friday refused to confirm a reported request that the German football team ditch its booking at a hotel in Pretoria due to "security concerns".
Spokesperson Nonkululeko Mbatha referred questions to the Tshwane municipality.
The Times reported that the police, the National Intelligence Agency and the defence force had asked the German team to cancel its World Cup booking at Velmore Hotel.
The hotel in Erasmia, south-west of Pretoria, was booked last year as a base for the German team.
Building plans not approved
The Times reported that the building plans for the four-star hotel were not approved by the municipality. The municipality's spokesperson was not immediately available to comment.
Velmore Hotel general manager Heinz Mulder told the newspaper that its owner, Emil Keyser, had invested about R80m in a new 48-room building especially for the German team.
He was quoted as saying there was "no going back now" and that the German squad was "definitely staying here".
"They will be here for the duration of the tournament. They chose Velmore because of its exclusivity. We will cater for their needs," he said.