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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

AP, Thursday 19 May 2011
South Africa vs Egypt
South Africa's Katlego Mphela breaks away from Egypt's Wael Gomaa , right, during their African Cap of Nations qualifier match in Johannesburg (Photo: AP)
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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.

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