Zambia accept SAFA apology

2012-11-16 10:24

Johannesburg - Football Association of Zambia president Kalusha Bwalya says the African champions have accepted an apology from South African officials over the stoning of their team bus following an international friendly in Johannesburg.

Bwalya on Friday said "let us put this incident behind us for the good of football."

Two Zambian players were hurt when two youths threw stones at the bus as it left Soccer City stadium in Soweto following a 1-0 win over South Africa on Wednesday. Goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene needed stiches in his head after bus windows were shattered.

Gallery: Bafana v Zambia

Video: South Africa v Zambia

Police apprehended the boys, aged 12 and 13, who were released for counseling.

South African Football Association president Kirsten Nematandani apologised for the "embarrassing behavior" ahead of the country's hosting of the African Cup of Nations early next year.


  • mholthuysen - 2012-11-16 10:46

    Unbelievable! 12 and 13 year olds...

  • theMichaelHawthorne - 2012-11-16 10:47

    Released for couceling wait till I stone zuma's car... I will pull this card...

      byron.matthews.562 - 2012-11-16 11:09

      It should work since you reason like a 12 year old

  • ayanda.gwetyana - 2012-11-16 11:15

    I wonder wat waz wrng with these two boys shame

  • paul.olivier.545 - 2012-11-16 11:45

    Not even in war torn African countries does this happen ...

      byron.matthews.562 - 2012-11-16 12:13

  • - 2012-11-16 13:12

    To undergo counseling???? LOL Ps. Leonard, nee swaar foeitog!

  • herman.botes.7587 - 2012-11-16 14:45

    Can Safa please explain to me what is going to happen in the Nations cup series after Bafana looses a game .......because this will then happen after every game that they play....I cannot see them a single match ....will we have rock-vendors after the game .....or must you bring your own

  • isaac.tapfumaneyi.5 - 2012-11-16 16:21

    south africans and their violence sies.dont buy it.will not go there for afcon i still want to live.

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