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South Africa's 2014 World Cup Qualifier Against Central African Republic Moved To Cameroon
Published May 7, 2013
South Africa's 2014 World Cup qualifier against Central African Republic "has been moved to a neutral venue in the Cameroonian capital, Yaounde" on June 9, according to the BBC. The South African FA had asked FIFA and the Confederation of African Football for the move "due to the ongoing political unrest in CAR." Two months ago 14 South African soldiers "died after skirmishes with rebels in the country's capital Bangui." Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund said, "I must commend SAFA, FIFA and CAF for making this happen because we lost our loved ones there not so long ago and the environment is still too tense to have a match in that country. It would definitely not have been the right atmosphere to play there" (BBC, 5/6).