- Bafana Bafana were scheduled to face Zambia in an international friendly, but the Zambians called off the encounter
- Zambia cited security concerns amidst the xenophobic attacks that have rocked Mzansi
- Bafana will now face off against Madagascar and football fans have had their say on the debacle
Many football lovers were excited about the prospect of seeing a Bafana Bafana team under new management face off against the powerful Zambian side.
Sadly, it was not to be as the match was called off by the Zambians amidst the xenophobic attacks.
Briefly.co.za reported that SAFA made alternative arrangements and Bafana will now face Madagascar on Saturday.
Briefly.co.za shared the news earlier, but it seems to have rubbed up some fans the wrong way.
The Bafana management team shared the news via Twitter and it sparked a strong reaction as well.
Some of the feisty comments have been shared below.
Madikana Rachekhu (@MadikanaRachek1) commented, “We are not Xenophobic but we are kicking out this Drug Lords, Rapists n Criminals in our country. There's no peaceful way to remove them but to use Force.”
The African Gunner (@Sipho_Arsenal) said, “FAZ cancelled that friendly to protect your Soccer Team, they wouda been torched to ashes.”
RIP PRO (@_Siphe_Sihle) added, “Thank for not begging them (Zambia) to play us. SA in general should stop trying to please these African countries because they are hypocrites, if they condemn SAns for xenophobia, they should equally discourage their citizens from doing crime in SA!”
Eddy Kabuya (@KabuyaEddy) said, “Please Madagascar don't play with them... Let them play with their xenophobic looters.”
Amanda Matila commented, “I hope Madagascar turns us down to.”
Adel Phetoane said, “So Zambia can go to hell, simple, just replace them.”
Emmanuel Ejike Obeta reacted, “South Africa has become a laughing stock to the rest of the world, what a shame.”
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