Madagascar have pulled out of their international friendly with South Africa’s Bafana Bafana.
The two countries were scheduled to lock horns at Orlando Stadium on Saturday night, but according to the South African Football Association (Safa), the game will no longer be taking place.
Breaking News: 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.
Madagascar had agreed to replace Zambia as Bafana Bafana’s new opponents for this weekend.
This was after the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) decided to dump Bafana on Tuesday due to xenophobic attacks that had rocked South Africa.
Safa then held talks with Madagascar soon after receiving official communication from FAZ as they looked to secure a friendly match for Bafana.
However, it doesn’t look like Bafana will be able to get new opponents in the next few hours, but Safa is expected to address the public on Thursday night.
Members of the Media are invited to an urgent Press Conference at Crown Plaza, Rosebank at 19h00 this evening to address Bafana Bafana match matters.
DETAILS OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Date: Thursday, 5 September 2019
Venue: Rosebank, Crown Plaza
The match was supposed to be Molefi Ntseki’s first since being appointed as head coach of Bafana Bafana last weekend.