Three arrested after AmaZulu vs Downs

Premiership

Usuthu management expected fake tickets to circulate after the venue exceeded capacity the previous time they hosted Sundowns there on March 2.

The PSL last week fined AmaZulu R640 000 (half suspended for two years) after their fans hurled missiles onto the pitch during that encounter.

Usuthu were consequently on high alert and team manager Qedi Dlamini confirmed two people were nabbed for selling fake tickets for yesterday's 3-3 draw among other events.

A third person was arrested, with Dlamini reluctant to comment on that case.

"There are a few fans who were arrested. They were caught selling fake tickets and we can safely say as the club that they were selling fake tickets because they were all using the same number," Dlamini said on Sunday.

"So it is one ticket that has been repeatedly done, so they were arrested. The security department has done a big job and as of now they'll be arrested here at Umlazi police station.

"Then they'll appear in front of the Magistrate Court and definitely as the club we are charging them for selling fake tickets.

"They also got tickets for other games. They had tickets for the game of Maritzburg United against Bidvest Wits on Saturday. They also had the tickets for the game on Wednesday between Golden Arrows against Sundowns. The gospel concert, they also had those tickets and I don't know where it is.

"This time we were vigilant. One of the things that had to balance is what you get from the gate of people inside the stadium and that didn't balance.

"Remember last season we were not over the capacity, we were below capacity. Today we were vigilant and that's why they were caught early. We can assure that those people who entered the stadium were people who had valid tickets.

"Two fans were arrested from selling fake tickets and the other one was arrested for the incident that happened in the tunnel. In that one I can't comment, only the PSL will comment because it is far above me."

The third incident happened by the tunnel. Downs coach Pitso Mosimane took issue with Usuthu security officials for aggressively dragging two Masandawana fans away after they invaded the pitch.

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