Kaizer Chiefs to Pursue Criminal Charges Against Their Fans After Being Handed Stadium Ban

Kaizer Chiefs to Pursue Criminal Charges Against Their Fans After Being Handed Stadium Ban

Jarryd Westerdale
updated at November 1, 2023 at 9:44 AM
  • Kaizer Chiefs have been punished following the latest outburst of anger from their supporters
  • Amakhosi fans threw projectiles at a subsequently fired Molefi Ntseki for the third time
  • Chiefs have stated that they will be pursuing criminal charges against those responsible

Kaizer Chiefs have inevitably been punished by the Premier Soccer League.

The club was given a hefty fine and a suspended punishment in early October following misbehaviour by their fans, with a zero-tolerance warning about any further indiscretions.

In the aftermath of the match that cost Molefi Ntseki his job, Chiefs fans reacted poorly and their actions have cost them an outing to the FNB Stadium.

Kaizer Chiefs, stadium ban, Cavin Johnson.
Kaizer Chiefs have been given a one-match stadium ban for the projectile-throwing scenes that followed Chiefs' elimination from the Carling Knockout Cup. Photo: @_izodlalaiTv.
Source: Twitter

Amakhosi fans will be banned from the FNB Stadium for Kaizer Chiefs' next league fixture against Cape Town Spurs on November 8.

The only attendees of that midweek DStv Premiership encounter in the 94,000-seat stadium will be the players, technical staff, match officials, and stadium security.

Chiefs claimed the ban was regrettable as it deprived loyal fans of the chance to see their beloved team, as well as for the players who must go without the support and motivation from the stands.

The club stated that it stood for love and peace, and always aimed to uphold the ethics of sportsmanship regardless of the result.

Due to the financial and reputational losses incurred by the club, they are pursuing charges of public violence and malicious damage to property against the projectile throwers.

A statement issued by the club read:

"We have shared pictures and video footage with the law enforcement agencies and we expect arrests soon. We are thankful to our stakeholders who have assisted in identifying these perpetrators.
"We trust these fans are dealt with harshly so that this can send a strong message to other fans who come to games to cause destruction and harm at our football matches."

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Jarryd Westerdale
Jarryd Westerdale (based in Johannesburg) joined Sports Brief after four years in the community journalism sphere. He is a two-time Alet Roux Award winner and was a finalist in multiple categories at the Forum of Community Journalism Excellence Awards.
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