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Madagascar Pulls out of SA Friendly Due to Xenophobia

Madagascar has become the latest country to shun an international friendly match with South Africa amidst xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

South Africa’s soccer federation (SAFA) says Madagascar pulled out of playing an international game on Saturday, amid xenophobic violence in Johannesburg and elsewhere in the country.

Madagascar was a late replacement after Zambia’s soccer officials cancelled plans to host South Africa for a game in Lusaka on Saturday.

South Africa has faced criticism from African countries during several days of violent mobs attacking foreign-owned businesses in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

SAFA says on Twitter that Madagascar “decided to withdraw from the encounter” without specifying the reason.

Free tickets were offered for the hastily arranged game at Orlando Stadium in Soweto.

SAFA earlier published a message from coach Molefi Ntseki calling on fans to attend and “use this opportunity to spread word of love and show solidarity with `our African brothers and sisters.”

 

15 Comments

  1. Chiphona

    Shame

  2. Koma jabulani

    Muzamuziba yesu

  3. Koma jabulani

    Muzamuziba yesu which means will know Jesus Christ

  4. magical minds

    Good move kulabaleka baleyangala beka bafikala

  5. trust masiwa

    nonsense

  6. Miti Famubi

    Bwafya

  7. mansquared

    u should hv told madgescar to come to zambia for a friendly match so dat ba SA baufwa insoni!

  8. Ninja

    So we are no any game because of ba kambwanga

  9. Lombe kalando

    Shame on you ,teach them a lesson

  10. EMMANUEL MWABABA

    DONT PLAY FOOTBALL WITH SOUTHAFRICA SO THAT THEIR RANK IS DROP.

  11. Friday simuwelu

    God creator of universe answer the cry of foreigners in south Africa protect them, and the blood victims should be on the hands of president of South Africa,who started the xnephobia attacks, to clamp down on foreigners.

  12. Desho

    Iyo nkhani muzakhawula imbwa

  13. Peter simbeye

    Alread happened, south africa will reap what they re sowing.

  14. Young Christian,,,,(YC)

    Fuck u south Africans,,,,, what a shame,,,,,,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. beffo

    shame

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