Orlando Pirates supporter Mzion Mofokeng alleged assaulted
Posted: 7 December 2010 Time: 6:35 am
The South African Football Supporters' Association says it has approached the PSL over hooliganism in local soccer, after an alleged assault of prominent Orlando Pirates supporter Mzion Mofokeng at the weekend.
Mofokeng, Bucs' No1 supporter, was allegedly assaulted by a Kaizer Chiefs' fan on the stands during the Bucs' 3-0 loss to the Amakhosi in the Telkom Knockout Final at the FNB Stadium on Saturday night. The supporters union says it will support Mofokeng in his quest for justice over the assault. "Safsa condemns hooliganism in football. The alleged assault is, in our view, a criminal act of hooliganism committed by a person whose intentions are obviously taking our football backwards," says Safsa chairperson Colin Nxumalo in a statement. "We should all work together to ensure that the perpetrator is brought to book. Safsa would like to state categorically that we will give our Deputy Chairperson all the necessary support in his decision to lay criminal charges against the alleged perpetrator. "Such people have no role in our football; they are criminals who need to be eliminated from this beautiful game." Nxumalo added that Safsa has submitted a proposal to the PSL and is now awaiting the league's response on how it plans to root-out hooliganism in football.