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PSL condemns Moses Mabhida violence

24 April 2018, 04:03 | Colleen Roy

The disturbing images left manager Steve Komphela with little choice but to resign

The disturbing images left manager Steve Komphela with little choice but to resign

On the violent scenes witnessed on Saturday night, the ex-Bafana Bafana worldwide has also condemned hooliganism, saying football is not about war. Chiefs fans pelted players and staff with objects. He lay on the ground as they hit him with plastic chairs. The guard tried to get away after the first kick, but after the second, he lay motionless and face down on the grass.

They also trashed TV cameras, audio equipment and advertising boards and burnt seats before being dispersed by police firing tear gas and stun grenades.

The woman, who was beaten unconscious is said to be in a serious condition.

Already under pressure and unpopular with fans after a poor season, Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela resigned after the game saying he didn't want to be the catalyst for violence.

"If I'm the trigger for this (violence), then maybe one has to say 'maybe step aside.just stop the switch'".

Naicker said: "We will be probing if the deployments of SAPS, Security Personnel and other security agencies were in place according to the plan, and whether those that were deployed to provide security event reacted as they were expected to". "We can not allow the situation to continue".

Coach Eymeal has expressed his worry about the display of the former Maritzburg United forward. Police parked an armored vehicle across the entrance to the players' tunnel to prevent angry supporters getting to the players.




South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) also condemned the violence.

"Hooliganism and thuggery of this nature has no place in football and acts of violence perpetrated by individuals are witnessed last night can not be tolerated".

Motaung said the club would cooperate with law enforcement agencies and the Premier Soccer League to ensure the perpetrators were brought to book.

The weekend's action started at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday, where a now infamous evening at Durban's showpiece venue ended in tragedy.

Footage of the incident has sparked outrage on social media with calls for stadium management, the Premier Soccer League and Kaizer Chiefs to account.

Last year, two people died in a stampede outside a game between Kaizer Chiefs and fierce rival Orlando Pirates in Johannesburg.

"Guys like (Tsepo) Masilela are experienced more than the likes of (Philani) Zulu, I saw Shaba (Tshabalala) moving to the back, he doesn't have defensive qualities and that hurt the supporters in my view", he noted.



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