South Africa gets advice on Egypt game
South Africa football officials are being advised by their government on the security situation in Egypt ahead of a crucial African Cup of Nations qualifier in Cairo next month.
South African Football Association vice president Chief Mwelo Nonkonyana says ”government intelligence sources are actually giving us updates” ahead of the June 5 game.
The South Africans are likely to face a hostile atmosphere at the Cairo International Stadium, with Egypt’s uneasy political situation and a recent upsurge in crowd violence in north African football combining with a disastrous run from the home team.
Seven-time African champion Egypt – winner of the last three Cup of Nations – has to beat South Africa to keep alive slim hopes of making the 2012 tournament.