Premier Soccer League condemns Kaizer Chiefs fans' acts of violence
Posted: 9 April 2018 Time: 10:15
The Premier Soccer League have condemned the unsavoury acts of Kaizer Chiefs fans at the FNB Stadium on Saturday, and have threatened to take action against the club.
Chiefs suffered a 3-0 loss to Chippa United this past weekend to match their worst Absa Premiership defeat since May 6, 2009 when they went down to Santos.
Today’s 3-0 defeat to Chippa United is Kaizer Chiefs’ biggest in the #AbsaPrem since losing 3-0 to Santos on 6 May 2009.— Chad Klate (@CKlatey) April 7, 2018
They last lost 3-0 to AS Vita in the #CAFCL on 23 March 2014 and, before that, 4-1 to Mamelodi Sundowns in the #MTN8 on 5 August 2012. pic.twitter.com/oACLdmwmMa
As if the result was not enough, the Glamour Boys were further humiliated by their own supporters, who pelted coach Steve Komphela with objects and several players who surrounded him on their departure from the pitch after the match.
They then proceeded to vandalise the barricades surrounding the tunnel entrance before hurling the fencing toward the Amajimbos squad, who had come to watch the match amid their holiday camp.
The League has since denounced the unruly scenes and action is expected to be taken against the home team, which is responsible for security, once the match commissioner’s report is assessed and forwarded to the relevant prosecutor.
“What we saw on Saturday is not good for football at all. However, we have to follow the processes and wait for the match commissioner’s report, which has been submitted this [Monday] morning,” PSL’s head of media Luxolo September tells KickOff.com.
“And then it must be forwarded to a prosecutor of the league, who must then make the decision on what happens. But in essence, what happened on Saturday is not good for football.”
Asked whether the investigation would be expedited so as to avoid the delay that followed a previous incident involving Orlando Pirates supporters at Loftus Versfeld last season, September explained that matters of this nature are solely in the prosecutor’s hands.
“It’s really up to the prosecutor,” September explains. “The Pirates matter is sitting with the DC at the moment and it’s a back-and-forth.
“You must understand, when we say we want justice, we can’t prescribe what kind of justice is needed. Sometimes we don’t have the tapes we want, and you must understand that sometimes the process is not quick, and that’s the nature of the business.”