SA pulls Olympic team out of Japan friendly over coronavirus fears

South Africa were due to play Japan in a friendly in March.

South Africa will not send its Olympic football team to Japan to play a friendly in March because of concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.

The two teams were due to play in Sanga on 27 March, four months before the start of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

There have been 85 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Japan and one death, according to the World Health Organization as of 20 February.