Madagascar have canceled their international friendly against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana earlier scheduled for this weekend.
Although the South Africa Football Association (SAFA) did not disclose in details the reasons behind the cancellation, it is believed Madagascar pulled out over security concerns following the recent attack on foreign (African) nationals in the Country.
In a tweet on Thursday, Bafana’s official twitter handle confirmed The Barea will not honor the invitation to play in the Country.
Meanwhile the Malagasy Football Association posted a statement on social media to confirm the cancellation of the game.
Since the news filtered out of South Africa; of the xenophobic acts, there has been condemnation of the barbaric acts as well as calls for Africa to unite.
Bafana Bafana tweet:
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