Zambia To Cancel International Friendly With South Africa Over Xenophobic Attacks

An international friendly match between Bafana Bafana and Zambia could be the next victim of xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals going on around South Africa.

South Africa and their Southern African neighbours the Chipolopolo of Zambia are billed for a friendly clash on Saturday, September 7th at the Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka – which would have marked the first game for Bafana Bafana new gaffer Molefi Ntseki – now faces jeopardy.

The xenophobic attacks which began early Monday morning has had little coverage from local South African media, however, the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation have reported that its sources claim Zambia is likely to cancel the friendly.

Although no official statements have been made by the Football Association of Zambia, fans are expecting a statement latest Wednesday.

Bafana Bafana, who are currently camping in Johannesburg (where xenophobic attacks have also been reported in its Central Bussiness District), are expected to travel to Lusaka on Thursday.

While no statements have also been released by the South Africa Football Association, reports indicate that the silence is to enable the federation to find an alternative should the Chipolopolo cancel.