Another South Africa Friendly Cancelled

Bare a day after Zambia cancelled on South Africa, the country’s football association, SAFA moved swiftly to arrange another friendly with Madagascar but that match too has been cancelled the football governing body announced on Thursday.

“SAFA regrets to inform the public that the match between Bafana Bafana and Madagascar scheduled for this coming Saturday (7 September) has been called off after the visitors (Madagascar) decided to withdraw from the encounter,” the association said on Twitter Thursday.

South Africa has come under severe criticism from across the continent and beyond for a series of xenophobic attacks against nationals of other African countries.

A number of African countries, including Nigeria, pulled out of the World Economic Forum holding in Cape Town over the attacks.

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