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Last Updated: Sunday, 25 March 2007, 14:01 GMT 15:01 UK
DR Congo-Ethiopia tie postponed
DR Congo squad
DR Congo will play Ethiopia at a later date

DR Congo's Nations Cup qualifier against Ethiopia, scheduled to be played on Sunday, has been indefinitely postponed because of last week's deadly clashes in Kinshasa.

"We'll set another date after we're in a more secure situation," said Constant Omari, president of DR Congo's football federation.

Street fighting broke out on Thursday in DR Congo between army forces and members of the military guard of a failed presidential candidate - clashes that aid groups say left more than 100 dead.

Government troops regained control on Friday and calm had returned by Saturday, but it was unclear if the situation had stabilised.

Omari said he expected the Group Ten match to be held in Kinshasa at a later date.

The Ethiopian team had not even attempted to fly into DR Congo because of the violence, Omari said.



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