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SAFA React To ‘Senseless Violence’ At Chiefs & Stars Match

SAFA Issues Comment On Kaizer Chiefs And Free State Stars Stars Match

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 23, 2018 11:32 AM

The South African Football Association has condemned the violence that took place after the Nedbank Cup semi-final match between Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars at the Moses Mabhida Stadium over the weekend.

Chiefs have already released their statement also condemning the behaviour of some of the fans that stormed the pitch at the stadium, after their team’s defeat to Ea Lla Koto on Saturday evening. 

Read: Chiefs' Statement On ‘Rampant Thuggery’ Of Supporters 

“The South African Football Association (SAFA) condemns in the strongest possible terms, the senseless violence that occurred after the Nedbank Cup semi-final match between Kaizer Chiefs FC and Free State Stars FC at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday, 21 April 2018.

"SAFA calls on members of the public to assist the South African Police Service (SAPS) with identifying the hooligans involved. They should be arrested and appropriately charged as soon as possible.

“For far too long, perpetrators of violence at football matches have not been held accountable for their actions, and this needs to stop. The hooligans that caused chaos and disorder at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday must face the full might of the law. 

Read: Remembering John ‘Shoes’ Moshoeu 

“We would also want to take this opportunity to wish those injured during the mayhem on Saturday a speedy recovery. On our part as the football governing body, we will engage with the Premier Soccer League (PSL) and government authorities to get to the bottom of the matter and to come up with lasting solutions to prevent such incidents from happening again.

“Events like this damage the brand of the sport, create a negative perspective and defeat the purposes of going to the football matches for entertainment. Safety and the protection of fans, players, match officials, the media, service providers and everyone involved with the game are of paramount importance and should be guaranteed,” SAFA said in the statement. 

SAFA has called on the public to assist the SAPS in its investigation. 


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LeCowhlohlo Joined: 07 Oct 2016
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LeCowhlohlo Apr 23, 2018 01:21 PM
Eish, I felt emotional to see fans kick an innocent security woman so badly. It is painful to see something like that happen especially to ladies.
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Joined: 18 Jul 2017
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Apr 23, 2018 12:49 PM
@alizebucs1986 Nokia 3310 videos are misleading you wena shlama so don't think you will mislead all of us. Thina abanye sine Dstv asibuki i sabc. Abothomas Mlambo mislead you benoMkhonza.
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Joined: 18 Jul 2017
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Apr 23, 2018 12:47 PM
This what you get if you hire cheapest coaches you end up paying double in penalties and damages. Rats did the same but Bobby didn't listen to Joburg fans in FNB.
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Joined: 18 Jul 2017
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Apr 23, 2018 12:45 PM
@mashao071 Chiefs must be barned same as Rats who destroyed Loftus Versveld angithi.
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Xolani81 Apr 23, 2018 12:45 PM
I do not condone what happened at Moses manila on Saturday but we should be asking ourselves what caused this reaction because people love kaizer chiefs and spent their hard earned cash only for the management to ignore their calls about the coach
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Joined: 18 Jul 2017
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Apr 23, 2018 12:44 PM
@alizebucs1986 your team was eliminated in the first round so shut up bloody trophy less Rat.
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Joined: 18 Jul 2017
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Apr 23, 2018 12:43 PM
@alizebucs1986 uyisilima ufuze unyoko uManto no squeezer wakho u Kelly Khumalo the security was a male not a female. Destroy that stupid video oyenze nge nokia 3310.
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alizebucs1986 Joined: 30 Jun 2017
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alizebucs1986 Apr 23, 2018 12:41 PM
@Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje if the Security who was beaten was a Man did he deserve to bs beaten,was he responsible for Mpamzees poor perfomance?
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Joined: 18 Jul 2017
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Apr 23, 2018 12:39 PM
There is a difference between hooliganism and resilience, what Chiefs fans was resilience and loyalty to the team. Chiefs fans waited for three years before they take action. Those fans were good.
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Joined: 18 Jul 2017
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Apr 23, 2018 12:37 PM
Kaizer Chiefs fans were provoked by those placards brought by Dunusas fans. Komphela undermined the majority and chose to make a mockery of us in Dbn. Who on earth can bench the quality of Maluleke, Mphahlele, Ngezana, Meyiwa, Nyshangase, Jayiya and play Zulu out of position, Castro in the bench? Hhayi maan Komphela was very rude.
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mashao071 Apr 23, 2018 12:36 PM
Chiefs must be banned for playing cup competition and in their space a first division club must be called
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Joined: 18 Jul 2017
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Apr 23, 2018 12:35 PM
My investigations will start here. Who took this game to Mabhida? What did that person expect after what happened in FNB? Why took the game to majority knowing that Komphela was under trap? What did you do Bobby when Komphela benched Ngezana, Mphahlele, Hadebe, Maluleke, Ntshangase and field Moon, Zulu and Tshabalala? What did you expect a win? If losing did you expect fans to smile and be mocked just for the sake of Komphela English? Bobby, Mr Kaizer Senior, Komphela combine must be charged and they must pay all the damages caused by their angry fans who were provocked.
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paulie khosified Apr 23, 2018 12:32 PM
Dunusa and Rats hooligans came to Mabhida wearing kaizer Chiefs jerses and we must take the blame now. Aykhona
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 Apr 23, 2018 12:32 PM
@Daddy1 arrested on the following day according the report from Sabc & stadium management.......no one was arrested on the spot..Police took cover.
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alizebucs1986 Apr 23, 2018 12:32 PM
@Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje u must read the news stupid,the person who was kicked was a Woman...bloody Woman abusers
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Joined: 18 Jul 2017
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Apr 23, 2018 12:30 PM
Rats are playing fantastic soccer like this today after demolishing Loftus Versveld stadium. I hope Chiefs will do the same or else more complaints of this nature are coming to haunt is. I am Chiefs fan who was watching from the TV set but I enjoyed every moment of hooliganism for a sake of changes.
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alizebucs1986 Apr 23, 2018 12:29 PM
@Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje i have seen videos wena bloody fool
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shashisto Apr 23, 2018 12:29 PM
Ke mohlolo bare bona ha balwane keng jwale di zebra eish
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Joined: 18 Jul 2017
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Apr 23, 2018 12:27 PM
Bobby and his Dad they took the game to Moses Mabhida knowing that should Chiefs lose its final chance of getting a cup all hell will break loose. Komphela was warned last week in FNB stadium. But greedy Bobby took the game to Mabhida so that he make big bucks from the gates collections and forgot that Durban fans don't take nonsense. How many times did Komphela get warnings from both Mabhida,FNB and Mabhida again. Don't blame the fans Motaungs are the once to be blamed.
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Swinedunus-6-Rats-0-namanje Apr 23, 2018 12:23 PM
Let Rats and Dunusas identify the calprits they were also there with placards undermining Komphela.

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