South African football postpones games
After allowing a cup final to go ahead over the weekend as a
tribute, South Africa’s football league says it is now postponing
all games until after Nelson Mandela’s funeral, in some cases to
allow stadiums to be used for memorial services.
Former South African President Mandela died Thursday and will be
buried near his rural Eastern Cape home on Sunday. A huge memorial
service will also be held for the anti-apartheid leader at FNB
Stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday, the stadium that hosted the
2010 World Cup final.
The Premier Soccer League, which controls South Africa’s top
three tiers, says games will resume from next Monday.