- The call to desist from violence comes after widely condemned scenes witnessed at the Moses Mabhida stadium in the Nedbank semi final clash between Chiefs and Free State Stars last season.
- The frustration of the fans resulted in serious injuries to personnel and massive damage to property.
- Mphahlele implored the fans to be patient as the new coach takes time to bring his ideas to the team and not to resort to any form of violence.
Kaizer Chiefs defender Ramahlwe Mpahlele say they do not want to have bottles and chairs thrown at them Briefly.co.za has learned.
The call for non violence comes against the backdrop of unprecedented scenes that took place at the Moses Mabhida Stdium last season. With Kaizer Chiefs trailing 2-0 and being put to the sword by Free State Stars the fans decided they had had enough. They went on the rampage destroying property and injuring 18 people as they vented their frustrations at the team and technical staff.
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Mpahlele sentiments come as Chiefs face another tough season having appointed a new coach and signed new players to right all the wrongs of last season. According to Times Live, Mphahlele said they do not want any repeat of violence as they embark on a new season under new coach Giovanni Solinas. Amakhosi play Mamelodi Sundowns in the Absa Premiership’s opener at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
Kaizer Chiefs ' pre-season preparations were affected by the delay in the issuing of a work permit to new coach Giovanni Solinas, who only had three weeks to prepare for the titanic clash against Mamelodi Sundowns. Mphahele and his coach will be hoping to pass that tough test as it will prove crucial in getting the fans behind them.
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