SAfrican league to investigate riot, guard out of hospital

A fire burns in the stands at the Moses Mabhida stedium in Durban, South Africa, Saturday, April 21, 2018, after violence broke out at a soccer game when hundreds of fans ripped up parts of the stadium, invaded the pitch, and assaulted at least one security guard. The incident occurred after the Kaizer Chiefs lost 2-0 to Free State Stars in the semifinals of the Nedbank Cup competition. (AP Photo/Bongani Mbatha - African News Agency)

JOHANNESBURG — The chairman of South Africa's Premier Soccer League has promised a full investigation into the stadium riot that left 18 people hurt, one of them a security guard who suffered head injuries after being attacked by a mob of fans.

PSL chairman Irvin Khoza said the security guard, who he identified as 32-year-old Sabela Maziba, has been released from the hospital.

Khoza also said Kaizer Chiefs, the club whose fans were responsible for the carnage at a cup game at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday, were facing disciplinary procedures.

Khoza didn't speculate on what the punishment might be but the team is already under a warning after being fined $20,000 earlier this month for fans throwing objects onto the field during a previous game.

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