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SAFA condemns attack on Zambia after Bafana Bafana defeat

posted 15 Nov 2012, 07:50 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 15 Nov 2012, 07:51 ]
 
Zambia's Chipolopolo and AFCON 2012 Champions win the 2012 Nelson Mandela challenge against South Africa's Bafana Bafana, scoring 1-0. But Zambia's celebrations were short lived, after some South African fans stoned the bus carrying the Chipolopolo team, injuring goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene.
 
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (NOVEMBER 14, 2012) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (SABC)-
ROBIN PETERSEN, SAFA CEO:

"It really was an isolated incident. We look forward to welcoming African fans, African teams coming to have fantastic celebration of football in January, and we can give them our assurance that this was an isolated incident. It is not the norm, it is not the standard. We have hosted fantastic events in the past, with no issues like this

before."

HERVE RENARD, ZAMBIA TEAM COACH:

"Nobody will take this tittle, and even if it is a friendly game. We just started with our preparation for the African Cup today, but the most important is to be ready for the 21st of January for our first game against Ethiopia."

GORDON IGESUND, SOUTH AFRICA TEAM COACH:

"My attitude at the moment is to be consistent in what I want to do and my technical team knows what we want to achieve, and that is to get the team ready for the AFCON. It would have been great to win tonight, it would have been great to win against Brazil, it would have been great to beat Poland, but we did not, we made substitutions."

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