SAFA monitor CAR situation

2013-03-26 12:23
Kirsten Nematandani (Gallo)
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 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 ground.

"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 team's safety.

"We will keep our supporters informed of any new developments in this regard."

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