Cops deny cable theft at stadium

2011-02-04 07:19

There was no cable theft at the FNB stadium, Johannesburg police said today after a PSL soccer game scheduled to be played at the venue tomorrow was postponed.

“There was no cable theft at the stadium, no case of cable theft has been opened and there will be no investigation,” spokesperson Warrant officer Gordon Billing said.

The Premier Soccer League said yesterday that cables had been stolen at the stadium and as a result there was no power at the venue, which hosted the 2010 Fifa World Cup final.

The Times reported today that it would take more than a week to get the stadium up and running again.

According to Billing: “I just spoke to the police at Booysens and they said they spoke to management at the stadium who told them that the cables are wet and that’s why the power keeps tripping.”

Stadium Management SA, which manages the FNB stadium, was not immediately available for comment.

The decision to postpone the match between Kaizer Chiefs and Moroka Swallows was taken by stadium management yesterday.

The stadium was also due to host the U2 concert on February 13.

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