Bafana Bafana

Mystery over Bafana flight

2013-06-06 09:11
Gordon Igesund (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund stopped short of saying he suspected foul play, but admitted he was mystified as to why a flight that was full was cancelled, leaving the South Africans stranded in Douala on Tuesday night.

According to the Sowetanlive website, the setback meant Bafana lost a full training session for their crucial Soccer World Cup qualifier against Central African Republic on Saturday.

Bafana were en route to Cameroon's inland capital Yaounde, where they will play CAR at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, via the port city of Douala.

On arrival in Douala they learnt their connecting flight was cancelled by the Cameroon Airlines Corporation (Camair-Co).

The political upheaval in CAR as well as the death of 13 South African soldiers in the country earlier this year forced CAF to move this ‘home’ match for the ‘Wild Beasts’ to a neutral venue, which should be an advantage for Bafana Bafana.

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