PSL CEO CONDEMNS HOOLIGANISM
By: Khanyisani Dlomo
07 April 2013
PSL acting CEO, Cambridge Mokonyane, has condemned acts of hooliganism from spectators at domestic football matches.
This comes after an alleged Kaizer Chiefs supporter went onto the pitch and assaulted referee, Lwandile Mfiki, during an Absa Premiership encounter between Amakhosi and Golden Arrows at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday.
In a statement issued earlier, Mokonyane expessed his disappointment saying that such behaviour is completely unacceptable.
“This is completely unacceptable in our football. It does not do us nor the image of our football any good when we have fans invading the pitch and others throwing objects,” he said.
“We condemn this in the strongest possible terms.”
According to Mokonyane, the PSL will wait for the full report from both match commissioners and the referee, which will then be forwarded to the league prosecutor.
Mokonyane applauded the security officials for acting swiftly against the supporter who invaded the pitch.
Some Chiefs fans became aggressive after the referee dashed out a straight red card for Reneilwe Lentsholonyane’s foul. Fans again accused the referee for poor match officiating after Lehlohonolo Majoro’s goal was disallowed and ruled out to be an offside.
Meanwhile on Wednesday night, a small group of supporters threw objects on the field during the Amazulu and Orlando Pirates encounter at the same stadium.
Mokonyane said the PSL will not make any further comment on this matter until the prosecutor’s decision.