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SAFA sends condolences, support to Nigeria

05 June 2014, 21:15

Lagos - The South African Football Association (SAFA) has sent condolences to the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) following the recent death of more than 40 people in a bomb blast during a football match.

The deadly blast rocked Mubi in Adamawa State, one of the states that have borne the biggest brunt of terror, last Sunday.

In a letter addressed to Maigari Amunu, President of the NFF, SAFA President, Dr Danny Jordaan, described the incident as "dastardly.

It should be condemned in its entirety, he said.

"On behalf of the South African Football Association, I would like extend our condolences to the Nigerian Football Federation and the people of Nigeria for their loss. It is indeed shocking that people who have gathered in peace to watch a game of football should be targeted in this manner. May the families of the deceased find peace and grace in this time of sorrow," said Jordaan.

He also joined the international community in the call for a return of the schoolgirls held hostage by Boko Haram.

"We also want to pledge our solidarity with the people of Nigeria in the search for the school girls abducted by Boko Haram on 14 April, 2014. We hope and pray that the children are returned to their families safe and unharmed. We wish the Nigerian people everlasting peace, prosperity and freedom from strife",added Jordaan.

- CAJ News


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