South Africa’s Football Association (SAFA) have announced Madagascar national team have pulled out of the proposed friendly against the Bafana Bafana in the wake of Xenophobic attacks going on in the country.
Citizens of other African countries living in South Africa have seen their businesses and properties destroyed by South Africans who have accused them of stealing their jobs.
The attacks are now having a reprisal attack not just in the countries affected but also on South Africa’s football. The Bafana Bafana were supposed to play Zambia in an international friendly on September 7, but the Chipolopolo have pulled out citing security issues.
Madagascar were announced as Zambia’s replacement but SAFA have now announced that the Barea have now withdrawn from the encounter.
A lot of football stars and musicians have also spoken out against the situation going on in South Africa. Among them are Super Eagles stars, Leon Balogun, John Ogu and Carl Ikeme. Musicians like Wiz Kid, Burna Boy and Tiwa Savage have also spoken out against the attacks.