Answers needed on why security measures failed at Moses Mabhida Stadium

Frederick Owens
April 24, 2018

A total of 18 men suffered injuries during the pitch invasion, most of the men being treated by medics at the stadium and five men were taken to hospital where they were treated following the invasion, Mazibuko said in a statement.

Television footage showed him being repeatedly kicked in the chest and beaten with a plastic chair by rioting fans.

One female security guard was injured as a result of the scuffle with fans.

As the supporters beat the guard, a woman can be heard shouting: "They are going to kill".

It welcomed the arrest of two suspects in connection with the violence.

The causes of the riot will be investigated, police spokesman, Jay Naicker, said.

Kaizer Chiefs of South African Premier League have appointed Malawian football legend Patrick Mabedi as interim coach to replace Steve Komphela for the remainder of the 2017/2018 season‚ the club announced on Monday.

"If I'm the trigger for this (violence), then maybe one has to say 'maybe step aside.just stop the switch'".

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Chiefs Football Manager Bobby Motaung confirmed on Sunday that Komphela had quit with immediate effect and said it was best for the team right now.

"We will wait and see, but the guy who will come in must be given time to re-organise things at the club, there should be no rush for him to implement his ideas", the former SuperSport United player said.

"My analysis tells me that they need a local coach but can not really think of anyone for now, but it should be someone who understands our game and players for them to start winning again", Mayo explained.

Moses Mabhida Stadium was opened in 2009 and was a central venue during the 2010 World Cup.

Chiefs' 0-2 defeat proved too hard to stomach for some fans.

The violence was condemned by South Africa's minister of sport and others.

Xasa has also called for the PSL and stadium management to provide answers on what happened.

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