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#Xenophobia: Zambia Cancels Friendly Match Against South Africa

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MORULENG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 13: Justin Shonga of Zambia and Andile Jali during the International friendly match between South Africa and Zambia at Moruleng Stadium on June 13, 2017 Moruleng, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Following the recent xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals, Zambia’s football association has called off its friendly match against South Africa.

According to the president of Zambia’s football association, Andrew Kamanga, they have decided to cancel their friendly match that was scheduled for Saturday in Lusaka,  Zambia.

The statement by the Football Association of Zambia Reads;

“The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) regrets to inform members of the public that the international friendly match between Zambia and South Africa that was scheduled for National Heroes Stadium on Saturday, 7 September 2019 has been called off in view of the prevailing security concerns in South Africa.

FAZ General Secretary Adrian Kashala has relayed the message to the South African Football Association (SAFA) about the decision.

Now, the South African Football Association is looking for a replacement for Saturday’s match after Zambia pulled out.

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