DURBAN – Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane is in trouble with the law for an alleged assault. A case of common assault has been opened against him after an incident at the end of his club’s 3-3 Absa Premiership draw with AmaZulu in uMlazi on Sunday.
Police spokesperson in KwaZulu-Natal, Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane, confirmed a case had been opened. “We are still investigating the case. A 49-year-old male was allegedly assaulted with a clenched fist by a known suspect,” he said.
At the end of the match, two Sundowns supporters invaded the pitch and security guards caught them and took them off the field.
Mosimane was unhappy with the manner in which the security guards treated the supporters. He tried to pull the supporters from the guards so he could walk them off. That led to a fight and police had to separate Mosimane and the security guards.
In a post-match interview on Sunday, Mosimane denied assaulting any security staff.
“There were no punches there. Where were the punches? Our supporters, two of them got on to the pitch. What do you do? You usher them out. You don’t drag them like they are criminals.
“They are not even resisting (to leave the field). This thing of showing we can drag somebody off the pitch (brutally) must end,” Mosimane said.
PSL acting chief executive, Mato Madlala said they were still waiting for the match commissioner’s report.
Sundowns are still in Durban and will take on Golden Arrows in a league match tomorrow.@Minenhlecr7