Football love turns tragic in SA
Two people have been confirmed dead following a stampede just before the Orlando Pirates Versus Kaizer Chiefs in a pre-season fixture in Johanesburg, South Africa.
Seventeen people were further injured and one is in critical condition. Authorities though allowed the match continue and Kaizer won 1-0. Orlando Pirates said the crush happened when people attempted to push their way through the gates into the 87,000-capacity FNB stadium.
The stadium is historically known as it was the venue where Nelson Mandela delivered his first speech from prison in 1990 and where his Memorial was held in 2013 attended by Barrack Obama. The Stadium was renovated for the 2010 World Cup and hosted the finals between Netherlands and Spain the later emerging the winner.