Egypt to ask for African Cup postponement

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CAIRO (AP) - Egypt’s soccer federation will ask to have next month’s African Cup of Nations qualifying match against South Africa postponed because of unrest at home.

Egypt is scheduled to play in South Africa on March 24 in Group G. Association spokesman Azmey Mejahed says Egypt will ask African federation officials to change the match to a later date.

Hosni Mubarak was ousted as president on Feb. 11 after protests around the country.

The U.S. national team’s exhibition against Egypt in Cairo on Feb. 9 was canceled.

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