Sundowns fans storm pitch

2012-10-01 07:45

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.

Soccer Laduma

  • elias.b.molomo - 2012-10-01 08:01

    Vuvuzela must be burnt at da stadium, cumon u want somebody to day first is then will say no vuvuzelas in stadium, ur leadership is like political leadership

  • Erna - 2012-10-01 08:18

    If I was the coach I would resign immediately. No amount of money is worth being threatened by hooligans. Somehow the people of this country must learn that this type of behaviour, at any level, is unacceptable. Supporter attendance will become less - there are the days when it was safe to take your children to a game!

      Erna - 2012-10-01 08:21

      Meant to say - where are the days .....

      amico.amico.5 - 2012-10-03 13:32

      This is nothing compared to the hooligans in europe, however it is not acceptable.

  • Vickela Mumby - 2012-10-01 08:18

    The millions are not paying off

  • louis.mokonyane - 2012-10-01 08:56

    Why not we as fans call a meeting with players find out what is really wrong, cause their performance need to be questioned, our coach field a players that he think can do the Job but our players fails us, n they make us turn against the good coach we are having, I SAY WE NEED A MEETING WITH PLAYERS,

  • thabo.malose.31 - 2012-10-01 09:23

    As diehard supporter of sundowns, i dont encourage this behaviour! Yes, it hurts really bad but rather stay at home as a form of protest.

  • musa.mohapi.3 - 2012-10-01 09:44

    I am piraters fan, but i dont see any good results this year i think coach Neeskens is time to leave now.

  • bmaestro - 2012-10-01 10:20


  • sthera.mtemekwana - 2012-10-01 16:16

    The problem at downs is the ego in the change room and the mammer in which the players handle themselves, they act like celebrities instead of athletes. This is the general problem in Mzansi..

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