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Shocking scenes as hundreds riot at Kaizer Chiefs match


"The Premier Soccer League strongly condemns acts of hooliganism and violence that took place at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday night during the fixture between Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars", the league said in a statement on Sunday morning.

The weekend's action started at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday, where a now infamous evening at Durban's showpiece venue ended in tragedy. Fans stormed the stadium pitch after the final whistle and also damaged the stadium and broadcasting equipment.

After this scenes calls were made that Komphela, who was already under vast pressure, to vacate his position and the tone of their supporters didn't change despite the league coming to an end next month.

To Mayo, poor team selection led to unhappiness from the stands where Komphela benched the experienced Ramahlwe Mphahlele and opted for Joseph Molangoane in the right-back slot.

The Nedbank was the only available chance for Chiefs to end a barren three years without winning silverware. "We must make football a family sport".

"His team selection was poor and I think these are some of the reasons he lost the game last night because Rama (Mphahlele) is experienced, he knows such games", explained Mayo.




Khoza said: "You can't implement what you don't have plans for".

"We can't wait for another person to die before we act".

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) also condemned the violence.

Coach Eymeal has expressed his worry about the display of the former Maritzburg United forward. "What we saw is the opposite of Love and Peace, beating people was not good to see even if they are not happy, that is not the way to react", added the Port Elizabeth-born legend.

There had already been signs of serious fan disgruntlement because of Chiefs' struggles this season, with the club fined $20,000 for its fans throwing objects on the field at a game earlier this month.

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