PSL must tap into 2010 World Cup personnel for match security, says caller

Stadium security experts who were contracted for the 2010 Fifa World Cup have a wealth of knowledge to offer local football clubs, but it is not being used.

This is according to Percy, a 702 listener who apparently worked with the SA Football Association (Safa) in 2010.

I was one of the security people who worked with the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

Percy, caller

Percy explains that while Safa handled the World Cup, the majority of local matches fall under the Premier Soccer League (PSL).

We are here. We gained experience during 2010.

Percy, caller

Most of us that have that experience are not involved in soccer security. All that experience just disappeared.

Percy, caller

Read: Soccer boss Khoza questions match carrying on after deadly stampede

This comes after the deadly stampede at FNB Stadium during a cup final between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs.

Two football supporters were killed and several others injured on Saturday.

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At the same time, EWN Sports' Morena Mothupi says authorities, stadium management, and the PSL need to find the root causes of the stampedes and compromised safety measures.

LISTEN: Fake ticket holder says he bribed security to get into FNB stadium

Mothupi says officials need to address the apparent sale of illegal tickets outside stadiums, but adds that stadium attendees/fans also need to be taken to task for their part.

Take a listen:

Here's what listeners on Twitter had to say:


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