Phakaaathi Reporter
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29 Jul 2017
9:30 pm

Safa sends condolences after FNB Stadium tragedy

Phakaaathi Reporter

The SA Football Association (Safa) has sent condolences to the families of the two fans who died during a stampede at FNB Stadium during the Carling Cup match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates on Saturday.

Danny Jordaan, president of Safa (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

“We are going to ask for a full report and institute a full investigation on what transpired and the cause for the stampede,” said Safa President Danny Jordaan.

“I would also like to wish the injured speedy recovery. A football match is supposed to be a place of entertainment. What happened to at FNB Stadium is very unfortunate,” he added.

The stampede was believed to have taken place outside the stadium while the match was already well underway.

As such, the match was completed with many unaware of the disaster, until various reports starting flooding in just before full-time.

Two people died and 17 were injured, one critically and 16 with minor injuries, during a turnstile stampede.