Xenophobia: Zambia cancels Bafana friendly over 'security concerns'

Xenophobia: Zambia cancels Bafana friendly over 'security concerns'

- The friendly match between Zambia and Bafana Bafana on Saturday will no longer take place

- The decision was made by the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ)

- FAZ cited the xenophobic violence in Mzansi as ground for the cancellation

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Zambia has pulled out of the friendly match against the South African national team on Saturday, citing security concerns as grounds for the decision.

The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) felt it would be better to cancel the match due to the violent unrest in Gauteng this week.

FAZ released a statement on Tuesday night, stating that the match would no go ahead as planned at the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka.

Sport24 reported the Zambian football association said the "prevailing security concerns" in Mzansi were the reasons for its decision.

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Xenophobia: Zambia cancels Bafana friendly over 'security concerns'

Zambia cancels Bafana friendly over 'security concerns'. Photo credit: Bafana Bafana/Twitter.
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Briefly.co.za reported earlier this week that tensions between South Africans and foreigners escalated since Monday, with shops being looted and property destroyed in xenophobic attacks.

EFF leader Julius Malema took to social media to weigh in on the dire situation and he felt the anger on display is directed towards the wrong people.

According to Juju, the real enemy is white monopoly capital.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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