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PSLThe Citizen reports that Premier Soccer League (PSL) chairperson Irvin Khoza on Monday emphasised the need for clubs to hire properly qualified personnel to deal with security during matches.  

He was responding to Saturday’s riot by Kaizer Chiefs supporters at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, where 18 people were injured, television equipment damaged and seats in the stands set on fire.  A security guard was beaten unconscious, with Khoza confirming that this was a man – 32-year-old Sabela Maziba – and not a woman, as initially reported.  “It is very important to know what kind of security, and category, qualification and training you must employ.  All those are part of the compliance of the PSL, which require a certain level of qualification.  So we are going through all of that to make sure that everybody is ready,” Khoza said.  He added that it was important to hire a risk manager who had proper qualifications and who knew about risk, safety and security.  Meanwhile, the South African Football Association (Safa) released a statement on Monday condemning Saturday’s violence.

  • Read this report by Tshepo Ntsoelengoe in full at The Citizen
  • Read too, Probe launched into police conduct at Moses Mabhida Stadium, at eNCA

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