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.