Police nab 3 men following soccer violence

Three alleged soccer hooligans have been arrested as a police tracing unit works to bring those responsible for the bedlam following the Nedbank Cup semi-final 10 days ago to book.

a�?We have arrested three suspects wanted for cases of public violence which occurred at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

a�?The three include a 35-year-old truck drivera�s taxi rank managera�s 29a�s and a taxi ownera�s 35a�sa�? he said.

They will appear at the Durban Magistratea��s Court on Wednesday on charges of public violence.

Violence erupted at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban after Kaizer Chiefs lost their Nedbank Cup semi-final match to Free State Stars.

The pandemonium left many people injured and property damaged.

The damage to the stadium and technical equipment belonging to broadcasters is said to amount to millionsa�s with some equipment pilfered.

Two vehicles that were parked at the back of the stadium were also damaged.

Police and stadium security were overrun as fans invaded the pitch at the end of the gamea�s heading directly for embattled Chiefs coach Steve Komphelaa�s who quit immediately after the game.

Meanwhile, The Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee (DC) has rescheduled Kaizer Chiefa��s appearance in front of the DC for the fan violence which took place at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Kaizer Chiefs were initially scheduled to appear on May 3 2018.

The hearing has now been moved to May 9 2018 at 18:00.

Kaizer Chiefs are facing charges of bringing the League into disrepute and misconduct.

This follows events of April 21 2018 during the Nedbank Cup fixture against Free State Stars FC where supporters invaded the pitch, assaulted some supporters and security officials and damaged property at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.