Teens nabbed for attack on Zambian team

Safa says several people have been arrested for an attack on the Zambian soccer team.

Safa President Kirsten Nemantandani (back to camera) checks Zambian soccer player Kennedy Mweene’s injuries after the team bus was stoned after leaving the FNB stadium. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN - The South African Football Association (Safa) on Thursday said two young people, aged 12 and 13 years old, have been arrested following an attack on the Zambian national soccer team last night.

According to the Zambian team's official Facebook page, their bus was stoned as they were leaving FNB Stadium in Soweto, after they beat Bafana Bafana 1-0 in the Nelson Mandela Challenge.

Goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene and midfielder Felix Katongo were injured in the attack.

It is believed large rocks thrown shattered the bus's windows.

Safa CEO Robin Peterson said the incident was a sad and unfortunate one.

"It seems that as the bus was leaving the stadium there were some stones thrown at it by two individuals. The convoy escort immediately apprehended those individuals. I am still waiting for the final reports and the exact details."