Hack doing fine after attack

INJURED: Safa boss Raymond Hack. Pic. Antonio Muchave. 17/08/06. © Sowetan.
INJURED: Safa boss Raymond Hack. Pic. Antonio Muchave. 17/08/06. © Sowetan.

Simon Nare

Simon Nare

Intruders on Monday stopped soccer boss Raymond Hack dead in his tracks.

Ready for his usual early morning jog, Hack instead had to confront a thug in his son's bedroom.

Safa's chief executive fought

with the thug and escaped with a cut to his eye and nose. Hack was alone in his home in Waverley, Johannesburg, when the incident happened.

Safa spokesman Morio Sanyane said the soccer boss had minor surgery to the eye and was discharged the same day.

"I have no comment on that," said Hack when contacted.

"Of course I have followed the correct procedures," he said when asked if he had opened a case with the police.

It is believed that Hack was preparing for his usual jog at about 5am on Monday when he noticed that the lights in his son's bedroom were on.

He was alarmed because he was alone in the house because his family had gone to Cape Town. On investigating he encountered an intruder who apparently gained entry into the house through a second-storey window.

After a scuffle the intruder escaped, leaving a bleeding Hack inside the house.

He managed to drive himself to the hospital for treatment.

An eyewitness told 702 Eyewitness News that Hack was bleeding profusely when he drove himself to hospital.

Sanyane said it appeared two intruders had entered Hack's house while he was asleep.

When the scuffle broke out between Hack and the intruder, the second burglar had already left the house with the loot.

He said Hack was robbed of jewellery and clothing. "But he is fine. He has taken a few days off until after Easter holidays."

Norwood police, where the case was opened, are investigating a case of house robbery and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.