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Stars hero took cover during fan riot

Posted: 24 April 2018 Time: 16:00

Free State Stars forward Harris Tchilimbou was terrified when the violence unfolded at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday night.

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The Congolese striker scored both goals for Stars in a 2-0 win over Chiefs in the Nedbank Cup, as his side booked their first final date in 19 years with Maritzburg United on May 19.

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However, the match was marred by unruly behaviour from fans at the final whistle, as security guards were attacked, parts of the venue were torched, TV cameras were smashed, and players and officials were pelted with missiles.

Tchilimbou was shocked by the chaotic scenes, which saw the PSL schedule a disciplinary hearing with hosting team Amakhosi for May 3 at 18h00.

"I was scared and had to run to the dressing rooms after the final whistle," said Tchilimbou through an interpreter.

"This is not good for football. Winning and losing is part of football. If you win you applaud your team and if you lose you can motivate the team to try do well next time."

Tchilimbou, however, was naturally pleased to help Ea Lla Koto advance in the competition, and is now shifting his attention to Wednesday's league clash with SuperSport United at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Tshwane.

"I am vey happy to score. I am happy for the club to be in the final after a long time.

"The focus now is the next game. My job is to score. I am here to score goals. I hope I will do the same when we play SuperSport United tomorrow."

Article by: Ernest Fakude

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