South Africa seeks government 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.