South African PSL charges Kaizer Chiefs for unruly fans

South African PSL charges Kaizer Chiefs for unruly fans
Fans vandalize the stadium during the 2018 Nedbank Cup match between Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban on 21 April 2018 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Apr 24, 2018. 12:30

The Premier Soccer League has summoned Kaizer Chiefs to appear in front of the PSL Disciplinary Committee for their unruly fans.

In a statement, the league has charged Amakhosi for bringing the league into disrepute following the violent scenes witnessed at Moses Mabhida Stadium last Saturday.

Chiefs lost 2-0 to Free State Stars in the Nedbank Cup semi-finals and their fans invaded the pitch as they vented their anger.

The unruly fans damaged property belonging to the stadium and the broadcasters, and the league has acted swiftly to charge the Soweto giants.

In the wake of the protests and the loss, coach Steve Komphela resigned after the match and Patrick Mabedi has since been roped in as caretaker coach.

On the other hand, the South African Football Association (SAFA) has since called on members of the public to assist the South African Police Service (SAPS) in identifying those responsible so that they can be charged as soon as possible.

“The Premier Soccer League has charged Kaizer Chiefs FC with bringing the League into disrepute and misconduct,” said the PSL.

“The charges follow Saturday (21 April 2018) night’s Nedbank Cup fixture against Free State Stars FC where supporters invaded the pitch, assaulted some supporters and security officials and damaged property at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

“Kaizer Chiefs will appear before the Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee on 03 May 2018 at 18:00.”

On Tuesday, Chiefs are on the road to King Zwelitihini Stadium to face Golden Arrows in the Absa Premiership.

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