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SAFA calls off Amajimbos friendly with Eaglets

The South African Football Association has announced the indefinite postponement of the international friendly match between its national U-17 side, the Amajimbos’ and their Nigerian counterparts, the Golden Eaglets which was scheduled to take place in Kaduna on Saturday due to circumstances beyond their control. A statement by SAFA said the encounter will be rescheduled for a future date.

As exclusively reported by Sports Vanguard yesterday, SAFA had objected strongly to the match being fixed for the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna, citing security reasons. They asked that the friendly match which was supposed to serve as a tune up for both teams ahead of the African cadet championship in Niger be moved to Abuja instead.

SAFA’s statement added that “the South African Football Association (Safa), in consultation with the Under-17 coach Molefi Ntseki, will arrange other friendly matches, which will be communicated in due course.”

The team will remain in camp preparing for the Caf African Youth championships, scheduled for Niger in February.


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