Johannesburg - The South African Football Association are keeping a close eye on
the volatile situation in the Central African Republic, where Bafana
Bafana are scheduled to play in June.
According to the Football411.com website, the current political climate in the country has lead to fears
over the safety of the South African team and delegates should they
travel to the CAR for their 2014 World Cup qualifier later this year.
"Following the grave political situation unfolding in the Central
African Republic (CAR), we have received numerous media enquiries
regarding the safety of Bafana Bafana during the return match in Bangui
scheduled for June 2013," read a SAFA statement.
"We would like to point out that, while the scheduled return
match is still months away, we are very concerned by the apparent
instability and are closely monitoring events and developments on the
"Our concern is heightened by the fact that the military activity
occurred between our troops and the insurgents who appear to be in
control of the capital, Bangui.
"Given these extraordinary circumstances, we will communicate
with our government and FIFA to inform them of our concern for our
"We will keep our supporters informed of any new developments in this regard."