Pitch Invasion Results at Stellenbosch Football Club Statement After Kaizer Chiefs Quarterfinals MTN 8 ▷ SportsBrief.com

  • Stellenbosch Football Club has issued a statement regarding pitch invasions in the MTN 8 quarter-final against Kaizer Chiefs at Danie Craven Stadium on Sunday.
  • There were two pitch invasions during the match which the Amakhosi won on penalties
  • The Maroons apologized for the incident, although they left the matter in the hands of the Premier Soccer League.

The Premier Soccer League provided security for the MTN 8 quarter-final between Stellenbosch Football Club and Kaizer Chiefs at the Danie Craven Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Before the game, there was almost a stampede in one of the entrances when the fans were late for the game. During the match, there was a small pitch invasion in the 1-1 draw as Amakhosi equalised, before a full-scale one occurred as the visitors won the match 4-3 on penalties.

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According to News 24Said the CEO of Stellenbosch FC in a statement:

“The Premier Soccer League, as the event organizer for this knockout match, announced the match as sold out two hours in advance and implemented all necessary security measures for the 15,000 spectators. Unfortunately, however, the match was marred by unruly behavior from overexcited fans, leading to perimeter fence damage, pitch invasions and match delays.

“Stellenbosch FC would like to sincerely apologize to the law-abiding supporters and residents of the surrounding areas who were inconvenienced.”

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Supporters, mainly those of the Kaizer Chiefs, invade the field of Danie Craven Stadium. Image source: @iDiski Times.
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iDiski Times reported that the league, the South African Police Service, the local municipality, select service providers and the two clubs would meet for a briefing. Incidents of the day will be discussed before corrective action is taken.

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Stampede averted when MTN 8 quarterfinal between Stellenbosch FC and Kaizer Chiefs delayed by late fans

The quarter-final clash between Stellenbosch FC and Kaizer Chiefs on MTN 8 at the Danie Craven Stadium had to be delayed half an hour earlier.

Scheduled to start at 15:00, the Premier Soccer League match commissioner had to delay it to allow spectators to enter the stadium. sports abstract informed. As expected, an overwhelming number of them were supporters of Amakhosi.

The 16,000-capacity stadium was finally filled at the start of the match with sold-out tickets. There was video footage of a stampede almost happening at one of the entrances.

This led to conversations on social media about the Chiefs’ status as the most supported team in the country.

Source: SportsBrief.com

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