The Premier Soccer League has issued a total ban on fans from attending Kaizer Chiefs’ next fixture against Cape Town Spur
Amakhosi play Spurs on 8 November, a few days before the Soweto derby.
The ban will only last for one game and fans can still show up for the Chiefs/Pirates game on 11 November.
The Spurs match will be played behind closed doors, with only players, technical staff, match officials and stadium security permitted entry. Kaizer Chiefs confirmed.
“This situation is regrettable on a number of levels. Firstly, it deprives the multitude of Amakhosi Faithful, who back the team through good and bad times, from turning out in large numbers to express their solidarity with the team they love, playing the game they love to watch.
Secondly, it also denies the players the support and motivation provided by the atmosphere created by the legions of well-behaved fans that regularly attend games in person to cheer the team on,” said Chiefs in a statement.
“In addition, it reflects unfavorably on the reputation of the Club, which stands for Love & Peace and prides itself on upholding the spirit of sportsmanship, both in victory and defeat.
“Unfortunately, the Club has also incurred substantial and unnecessary fines as a result of these incidents.
Decisive action has been taken and criminal charges have been instituted against those who have been identified to be responsible for this unacceptable behavior in the games at Mbombela Stadium against TS Galaxy, Peter Mokaba Stadium against SuperSport United, and FNB Stadium against AmaZulu. The culprits will be facing charges of public violence and malicious damage to property.”
The club said they have shared pictures and video footage with law enforcement agencies and expect arrests soon.
” We are thankful to our stakeholders who have assisted in identifying these perpetrators. We trust these fans are dealt with harshly so that this can send a strong message to other fans who come to games to cause destruction and harm at our football matches.”