Kaizer Chiefs punished for fan violence at infamous Moses Mabhida Stadium match

Kaizer Chiefs punished for fan violence at infamous Moses Mabhida Stadium match

- The PSL Disciplinary Committee has found Kaizer Chiefs guilty of fan violence at the now infamous Nedbank Cup match at Moses Mabhida Stadium in April

- Frustrated Kaizer Chiefs fans invaded the pitch, attacked security staff and caused millions of rand in damage to the stadium

- Kaizer Chiefs will have to play two matches behind closed doors as punishment for the incident

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The Premier Soccer League (PSL) Disciplinary Committee (DC) has found Kaizer Chiefs Football Club guilty of charges related to the now infamous stadium riot which took place at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban last April.

Kaizer Chiefs will now have to play two matches behind closed doors with one of those matches having to be played in KwaZulu-Natal as part of their punishment, a third match behind closed doors has been suspended for a period of two-years.

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Chaos erupted during the Nedbank Cup semi-final match in Durban when frustrated Kaizer Chiefs fans invaded the pitch, attacked security staff and caused millions of rand in damages to the stadium.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the incident sent shockwaves across the South African footballing fraternity and was universally condemned as utterly unacceptable.

Sport24.com reported that riot police were called to the scene and were forced to deploy teargas and stun grenades to restore some semblance of normality to the situation.

Under-fire Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela announced his immediate resignation in the immediate aftermath of the incident.

It is widely believed that Kaizer Chiefs fans started the incident when their emotions boiled over after it became clear that their side would lose the match and any hope of winning silverware.

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Kaizer Chiefs have yet to comment on the ruling but it is widely believed the club will appeal the two match punishment.

The Moses Mabhida Stadium has become something of a second home for Kaizer Chiefs, the club played six of its home matches at the venue last season and has close ties with the Durban metro.

READ ALSO: Kaizer Chiefs to play in Durban for first time since that game

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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