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Motaung Pays Homage To The Ellis Park Fallen

Kaizer Motaung has paid homage to the 43 fans who lost their lives at Ellis Park 16 years ago, calling today ‘one of the saddest days in South African football’.
 
 
A Soweto Derby ended in devastation on this day in 2001 as 43 members of the football fraternity passed away during a stampede at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg. 
 
 
The disaster, which goes down as the worst in South Africa’s sporting history, is remembered every year on this date as condolences are once again sent to the families to lost their nearest and dearest on the day. 
 
Chiefs’ chairman, who was present at the game, said to the club’s official website today, “It is one of the saddest days in South African football… It is a fateful day where supporters lost their lives for the love of soccer and their favourite teams.
 
“This is one event that always reminds us of who we are and how far we’ve come to be here. Such events always refresh our humility before the Almighty, whose ever-presence carries us through the good and the dark days. This indeed was one of the darkest days and we will never ever forget that.
 
“I wish to once more pay homage to the families of the departed. As the souls of the departed rest in peace, we will always bear in mind that people have paid the ultimate price for the sake of soccer. On behalf of the Kaizer Chiefs fraternity, I send my heartfelt Love and Peace to all concerned in remembrance of this day.”
 
In an image Chiefs said, “Every game we play, we play for you”.
 
 
 

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