Sudan friendly against Indonesia cancelled due to civil war, claims PSSI

The Indonesian football governing body has claimed through the team's manager that the civil war in Sudan was the reason for the match's cancellation.
The Indonesia national team's preparations ahead of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2012 could meet with some obstacles, after Sudan announced their plans to cancel a scheduled friendly in Jakarta.

The South-East Asian outfit were set to host the African nation at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium on November 14, but have now put the idea to bed after Sudan scrapped out the schedule due to civil war.

Moreover, in a statement, Sudan stated that their domestic situation is in uncertainty following a conflict with Israel in recent days.

"Sudan's friendly was called off. There was a bomb and civil war in their country. They issued a ban on foreign travel," Habil Marati, the Indonesia team manager, claimed.

The match against Sudan had been set up after the cancellation of a friendly match with Philippines. Apart from this, the PSSI also could not confirm the venue and date for the warm-up match with Timor Leste.

Supporters are now questioning the poor performance of the PSSI management after seeing their three-match preparation for the region's major tournament thrown into doubt.