South African football postpones games

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 9, 2013 at 1:01 pm •  Published: December 9, 2013
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CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — 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.


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