The South African Football Association (SAFA) is forced to consider opposition from outside Africa for the next international week next month in the wake of the xenophobic attacks that affected the Bafana Bafana camp last week.
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The xenophobic attacks that have engulfed South Africa this week, forced the South African Football Association (SAFA) on Thursday to call off Bafana Bafana’s camp following the rejection by their opponents this week.
Bafana Bafana midfielder Bongani Zungu has described the xenophobic attacks happening in South Africa currently as very sad and not painting the country in good light.