Thursday Aug 24, 2023. 13:00
Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung claims it is unfair to label all the club’s supporters as hooligans in the wake of the latest embarrassing incident on Sunday.
A section of Amakhosi fans turned on Molefi Ntseki after the 1-0 defeat to TS Galaxy at the Mbombela Stadium, throwing missiles at the new Amakhosi head coach.
Ntseki had to be escorted down the tunnel by police under riot shielding and the Premier League Soccer League announced on Tuesday they had brought charges against Chiefs as a result of the unruly behaviour of their supporters.
These scenes are nothing new for the Glamour Boys, who saw Arthur Zwane come under fire from fans in May following a 1-0 loss to SuperSport United at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium.
Motaung, though, insists only a minority of the supporters are to blame and stressed that the club has to look at ways to educate those responsible for casting them in a bad light.
“It is not all the supporters… it’s a minority. At the end of the day, we understand losing is part of the game. People must be patient. The club will issue an official statement,” he told Sowetan.
“It’s not fair to supporters who are not behaving like that. It is certain individuals who are not reasonable. We understand the emotions, but at the end of the day, throwing missiles and breaking chairs doesn’t help.
“It’s got nothing to do with the club or results. It’s people’s behaviour. We as the club have to find solutions from the technical point of view, as players, on how we win games and how we rectify.”