Sundowns fans storm pitch
Johannesburg - Following Mamelodi Sundowns' 2-0 Absa Premiership loss to Moroka Swallows at the Dobsonville Stadium on Sunday, a faction of disgruntled Downs supporters tore down the stadium’s security fence and stormed the pitch.
A group of irate fans vented their anger towards coach Johan Neeskens following the team’s poor start to the season and damaged advertising boards at the Soweto-based stadium in protest. The fans are demanding Neeskens’ resignation, for the second time in the space of one month.
Earlier in September fans stormed the pitch at the Lucas Moripe Stadium after the team lost 2-1 to Maritzburg United. The Chloorkop-based outfit have lost four games in their opening six fixtures of the 2012/13 league campaign, while winning one and drawing another.
A second group of fans launched vuvuzelas as missiles towards the Dutch coach while chanting the name of coach Pitso Mosimane, suggesting that he should replace Neeskens on the bench. Members of the South African Police Service and stadium security were called in to stabilise the situation.
It remains to be seen if coach Johan Neeskens will continue in his position as head coach, or if the group of irate fans will get their call answered by the club’s top brasses.