Stampede Avoided as MTN 8 Quarterfinal Between Stellenbosch FC and Kaizer Chiefs is Delayed by Late Fans

Stampede Avoided as MTN 8 Quarterfinal Between Stellenbosch FC and Kaizer Chiefs is Delayed by Late Fans

  • The much-anticipated MTN 8 quarterfinal clash between Stellenbosch FC and Kaizer Chiefs at the Danie Craven Stadium was delayed earlier
  • Meant to kick off at 15:00, the Premier Soccer League's match commissioner had to delay the match's start by 30 minutes
  • This was to allow spectators, a majority of them being Amakhosi supporters, to get into the venue

Stellenbosch FC and Kaizer Chiefs' MTN 8 quarterfinal clash at the Danie Craven Stadium had to be delayed by half-an-hour, earlier.

Meant to kick off at 15:00, the Premier Soccer League's match commissioner had to delay it to allow spectators into the stadium. Unsurprisingly, an overwhelming amount of them were Amakhosi supporters.

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Supporters are seen on video forcing their way into the venue. Image source: @Moses_Buju_M
Source: Twitter

The stadium, which seats 16 000 people, was eventually filled up at kick-off for the sold-out fixture. There was video footage of a crush nearly taking place at one of the entrances.

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This led to chatter on social media about the Chiefs' status as the most supported team in the country.

@Cellular_jnr said:

"It can only be the biggest team in the country that get it's match delayed because the fans are craving to see Kaizer Chiefs win today... We shall give them time to witness the Phefeni Glamour Boys! ✌ #MTN8"

@fana_lemane said:

You can never underestimate the love Kaizer Chiefs has, even rival fans come in numbers #MTN8"

@Luwando11 said:

"Everyone knows that Kaizer Chiefs has lot of fans, Why would you allow a cup game to be played in such small field?"

@ArmstrongMalco3 said:

"No no we can't wait longer, we now want all our games to be moved to Camp Nou"

@Mpho_Rasenyalo said:

"People walking in freely, fetching drinks from their cars, breaking barriers to access the stand…it’s chaos here"

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Orlando Pirates became the second team to reach this season's MTN 8 semifinals.

As reported by Sports Brief, the Buccaneers defeated Royal AM 2-1 in an entertaining quarterfinal clash at the Chatsworth Stadium in Durban.

Vincent Pule gave the visitors a third-minute lead that was doubled by James Monyane in the 55th minute, before Mokete Mogaila pulled one back three minutes later.

Source: Sports Brief News