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Comitis Disappointed After Fans Were Denied Stadium Entrance, Chiefs Clash Set To Be Moved

John Comitis Disappointed After Fans Were Denied Stadium Entrance, Kaizer Chiefs Clash Set To Be Moved

By Shaistah Kader - Aug 29, 2017 09:17 AM @Shaistah_K

Cape Town City chairman, John Comitis was left disappointed after many fans were disallowed from purchasing tickets at the Cape Town Stadium at the weekend. 

City hosted Bidvest Wits in the first leg of the MTN8 semi-finals at the Cape Town Stadium on Sunday, August 27, however, fans were unable to purchase tickets at the Cape Town Stadium on the day, despite the fact that there was enough security at the stadium to handle an extra 800 spectators.

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Chairman Comitis has since expressed his disappointment in a press release by saying,“I could not get myself to celebrate when the final whistle went. I was angry and disappointed with the attitude of the city and especially the police services under Colonel Engelbrecht, who would not concede to co-operate in any way to assist by allowing more tickets to be sold for the 800 odd fans stranded without tickets.”

“We have worked around the clock to bring big time football to the city with Cape Town City and 20 years later football is treated with the same stick as always. If this was a rugby 7’s game and the stadium was empty they would move Table Mountain to accommodate the fans.”

“I went into the VOC to try and persuade the police and ticketing security to allow for at least 800 more sales. The stadium was empty, the final figure was 3800 but we had budgeted for 5000. But, my plea fell on deaf ears. There was zero tolerance, zero co-operation, it seemed they were more excited to be dealing with the possible trouble makers that were stuck outside.” 

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“After a thorough investigation, we learnt that security personnel on duty at Cape Town Stadium were within legislation to handle the extra 800 spectators. WHAT A DISGRACE! I want to move our upcoming Absa Premiership match against Kaizer Chiefs, to Newlands. This treatment to the Cape Town City fans was unacceptable. I can only apologise to our loyal fans. I was gutted for them.”

“With this attitude by City Services, Cape Town Stadium will remain without Bafana games and soon without football. It was mostly families with their kids that were denied access. Hardly a risk factor that could not be managed. We will work tirelessly to ensure that Cape Town City fans are never disappointed in that manner again.” – John Comitis 


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@McCoora Joined: 02 Mar 2017
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@McCoora Aug 30, 2017 06:21 PM
@Zax5-Bucs even at computicket and the other ticket selling outlets like CNA there is an agreed limitation of ticket sales to be sold out to soccer supporters,do you think a 5000 capacity is justifiable for a stadium as big as that?
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@McCoora Aug 30, 2017 06:11 PM
Ajax together with the WC government is sabotaging CTC because a lot of black soccer lovers from our townships are supporting CTC ,when its Ajax playing on that stadium you experience a lot of sh*t nothing said about that fans getting robbed,tik smoked every corner,it was disgusting returning home just because you were denied access to watch the game you love and you turn on your tv and see a number of empty seats,rugby always pack that stadium to full capacity why not football?
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TheBlacksushi Aug 29, 2017 10:14 PM
@Zax5-Bucs it was changed to ticketPro bra only egdars,cna,jet &jetmart
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nicco14_k4l Aug 29, 2017 03:36 PM
@Zax5-Bucs I think the solution is to arrest those who sell tickets at the stadium
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Mtwesi Aug 29, 2017 03:26 PM
I was there and disappointed to see empty seats on the stadium,
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nicco14_k4l Aug 29, 2017 03:21 PM
Wish it could be Komphela's last game
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Xolisa4,Khosi Aug 29, 2017 12:34 PM
No matter where u can take my team to, okusalayo we will beat your cape town city... 5 goals will be scored by Chiefs.... shaaaapa Khosi shaaaapa!!!!!!!!!
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Xolisa4,Khosi Aug 29, 2017 12:34 PM
No matter where u can take my team to, okusalayo we will beat your cape town city... 5 goals will be scored by Chiefs.... shaaaapa Khosi shaaaapa!!!!!!!!!
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Nhlpato Aug 29, 2017 12:07 PM
@Dangerous when provoked ur team starless kaizer chimpanzees continental FUTBOL underachievas since 1970 (no champs lig n SUPERCUP in their cabinet) was burned from newlands stadium cos ur fellow starless cowporters damaged newlands wen Ajax was traping u or dont u know u must leav frogs (masele) alone thy didnt do anything wrong its ur starless cowporters n stormers burned u frm plying there
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Nhlpato Aug 29, 2017 12:02 PM
CAPETOWN city mite b small but it has trapd starless kaizer chimpanzees twice AKERE #reminder Orlando pirates is the only football team in sa to receive superbrand award along with boks Hehehehe
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Nhlpato Aug 29, 2017 12:00 PM
No prblm weda u take those starless kaizer chimpanzes to athlone newlands u r goin to win Hehehehe #reminder starless kaizer chimpanzees havnt tastd victory this season Hehehehe
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musa005 Aug 29, 2017 11:51 AM
That's a good and bold statement from the City boss
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Coach T Aug 29, 2017 11:36 AM
Why don't you go to Townships crying won't help
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kdowns Aug 29, 2017 11:09 AM
That's racist because football is loved mostly by black people
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THE NK Aug 29, 2017 11:07 AM
Yohhhhh ok
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khosified_jco Aug 29, 2017 11:06 AM
A chairman that cares about the supporters. Not the stingy Motaung family
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Tankiso Wa Tshepy Aug 29, 2017 11:06 AM
Let them that game to cape town stadium. It will be better cos the stadium will be full than moses mabhida that will be half.
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Lusindisozathu Aug 29, 2017 10:54 AM
Newlands yho nafa ngabelungu kengk
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Manamba Aug 29, 2017 10:46 AM
Well said Mr Chairman and we accept your apology
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Zax5-Bucs Aug 29, 2017 10:08 AM
@ElBeavero Why you go to stadiums without tickets? Remember who killed Chauke? Oh, let me remind you. The same people who behave like headless chickens and go to stadiums with hope of buying tickets there at the gate. Engleblegch was right and people should not make this sound like racism, you can not compare rugby fans to football fans. Our behavier is so poor. If police dont tighten their own rules we are not safe, police did what they did for us to learn but Commit complain because he lost money. Big Cowlonel. People must learn.

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