Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung they have appealed the decision which ordered them to play two of their ‘home’ fixtures in KZN behind closed doors. Photo: Chris Ricco/BackpagePix
Kaizer Chiefs have appealed the Premier Soccer League disciplinary committee’s decision which ordered them to play two of their ‘home’ fixtures in KwaZulu-Natal behind closed doors.

Chiefs fans ran riot on April 21 at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban as their beloved team succumbed to a 2-0 defeat in the Nedbank Cup semi final.

Amakhosi faithful invaded the pitch and damaged the facilities at the iconic venue.

A PSL DC later found Amakhosi guilty and handed them a hefty ban of three matches behind closed doors (with one of those matches suspended provided that they don’t commit the same offence in the period of 24 months).

Amakhosi tied up a three-year working relationship with Moses Mabhida Stadium last season to stage some of their home matches at the venue.

Football Manager at Chiefs, Bobby Motaung, stated in an interview with Independent Media that they have appealed the decision.

“We are waiting for the PSL to come back us.

“For now, we can’t be encouraging fans to buy tickets for our clash against Polokwane City. There’s an appeal process and we have to wait for that process to take place,” Motaung said.

Chiefs are scheduled to face Polokwane City at Moses Mabhida on October 6 in a Premiership tussle.

Last week, the stadium manager at the Stadium, Vusi Mazibuko, pushed fans to buy tickets for the Amakhosi’s clash against Polokwane.

“Tickets for that game are on sale. We are still discussing the PSL decision with Chiefs. We have the game on October 6 and people can buy tickets,” Mazibuko explained.

It remains to be seen if fans will be allowed in to the venue to watch the game between Amakhosi and City.


Sunday Independent

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