Security guard 'fighting for her life' after Kaizer Chiefs' fans run riot

Elias Hubbard
April 22, 2018

A highly anticipated Nedbank Cup semi-final clash between Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars did not have a handsome ending on Saturday night at Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Seconds after the final whistle blew, fans invaded the pitch and attacked security guards, players and coaching staff.

"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 PSL said in a statement on Sunday morning.

The Amakhosi's team manager, Bobby Motaung, revealed after the game in a press conference that Komphela would not be continuing, leaving questions about who will take over for the encounters with Golden Arrows, Maritzburg United and Ajax Cape Town.

South African Police Service spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala has confirmed that two people have been arrested after the chaotic scenes at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Meanwhile, Moses Mabhida Stadium's management say there is extensive damage to the facility, including seating, crowd barriers and access gates.

"Five vehicles were also damaged in the media compound parking area. We will confirm within the next 48 hours the total sum of damages to the stadium and precinct", concluded Mazibuko.

Since the incident, the Premier Soccer League and other official bodies have slammed the vandalism as intolerable.

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