The South African Football Association (SAFA) has taken a decision to release the players who had been in camp whole week to go back to their clubs after the withdrawal of Madagascar team from the friendly match against Bafana Bafana which was scheduled for Orlando Stadium on Saturday, 7 September 2019.
SAFA in their statement has consistently and strongly condemned the xenophobic attacks and the criminal looting of foreign and South African businesses and wanton attacks on foreign nationals and South African citizens.
W”reiterate our call that these criminals must be arrested and dealt with harshly”.
“We have noticed that 289 arrests have already been made and we urge the authorities to accelerate further arrests and prosecutions.
It is also reported that 5 persons lost their lives in these attacks and we want to convey our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased”
Zambia were the first to cancelled their friendly game with South Africa after the Xenophobic attacks against other Africans national by South Africans.
the South Africa women national team Banyana Banyana suffered their first defeat after being crowned COSAFA Champions a few weeks ago via a penalty shootout.
SAFA said they will continue to work with various organisations to condemn xenophobia in our country as well as to work for the integration.