Power Outage Disrupts Maritzburg United vs Orlando Pirates DStv Premiership Match

Power Outage Disrupts Maritzburg United vs Orlando Pirates DStv Premiership Match

  • The DStv Premiership encounter between Maritzburg United and Orlando Pirates had a big disruption in the early stages of the match
  • The floodlights went out in the 20th minute of the match at the Harry Gwala Stadium
  • It was initially believed to be caused by loadshedding, but it turned out that there was an issue with electricity at the venue

The DStv Premiership match between Maritzburg United and Orlando Pirates was disrupted for a short while.

The floodlights at the Harry Gwala Stadium in Pietermaritzburg went out halfway through the first half.

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The Harry Gwala Stadium experienced a floodlight failure. Image source: @MaritzburgUtd.
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It is believed that it might have been due to an unannounced bout of loadshedding. However, it turns out that it was a simple power outage at the venue.

The match had been deadlocked at 0-0 at the time of the incident. After a 12-minute wait, the electricity at the stadium started coming back on.

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Maritzburg United: Ndlovu, Makume, Hlongwa, Mashikinya, Theron, Sam, Moloisane, Kimvuidi, Soukouna, Njoti, Palace

Subs: Anya Derick, Ritchie, Macheke, Samu, Conco, Human, Baloyi, Van der Ross, Monomodi

Orlando Pirates: Ofori, Maela, Sibisi, Ndah, Monare, Timm, Shandu, Mako, Makaringe, Pule, Nga

Subs: Mpontshane, Peprah, Mthethwa, Xoki, Lepasa, Tlolane, Dlamini, Makgaka, Motshwari

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The article also opined:

"The PSL also does not allow fans to run onto the pitch after matches, but last week the security stood by as fans streamed onto the playing area. Some of the fencing around the playing area were hopelessly inadequate and fans had little trouble breaching it."

Source: Sports Brief News