Guilty as Charged: Kaizer Chiefs Judgement Reserved

Johannesburg - After a high profile crowd trouble at Moses Mabhida Stadium on April 21, Kaizer Chiefs have pleaded guilty to charges of misconduct. 

Amakhosi appeared before the PSL DC hearing, following the club's 2-0 loss to Free State Stars in the Nedbank Cup semi-finals in Durban last month.

After the commotion, 18 people were injured in the public violence and damage of around R2.6 million was sustained at the venue.

"Kaizer Chiefs pleaded guilty to the charges of misconduct on the part of their supporters on 21 April 2018 during the Nedbank Cup fixture against Free State Stars FC where their supporters invaded the pitch, assaulted fellow supporters and security officials and damaged property at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.'
Kaezer Chiefs Crowd Trouble 

"Judgment has been reserved in respect of the sanction in the matter between Kaizer Chiefs FC and the Premier Soccer League following a Disciplinary Committee sitting on 09 May 2018," the PSL stated in a statement.

Coach Steve Komphela resigned after the contest, having endured increasingly hostile abuse from the stands following three years without silverware at Naturena. Police have made nine arrests since the incident, with more expected. 

Following the 3-0 defeat to Chippa United on April 7th, a section of Chiefs fans proceeded to throw objects down onto the field at Steve Komphela and his players, with chants of 'Steve Must Go' being heard at the same time.

The Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned Kaizer Chiefs with a fine of R250 000.00 of which R200 000.00 was suspended for 24 months on condition they are not found guilty of a similar offence during that period. 


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