Absa Premiership

Khoza: The law will take its course

2017-02-13 11:41
Irvin Khoza (Supplied)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates chairperson Irvin Khoza addressed the media following acts of hooliganism from fans at Loftus Versfeld Stadium.

Mamelodi Sundowns put six goals past Jackson Mabokgwane which saw disgruntled fans rush to the field in anger.

The match stopped on the 82nd minute as players and technical staff rushed towards the tunnel for safety.

Match officials resumed the game after it took nearly an hour to bring calm to the situation.

"Violence is not the answer, violence diminishes the reasons no matter how good they are. Now we talking about violence and not the reasons why you stood up from your seat," Khoza said at the press conference. 

"Whether it be out of frustration, resignation or legitimate protest; once it become violent all the reasons diminishes even if they good or legitimate.

"Violence in sport especially football has got a name around the world, it is called hooliganism.

"When you participate in violence in sport, you're a hooligan."

Khoza is adamant to get to the bottom of the problem and hopes that the culprits involved will be charged as the matter has been taken further.

"I pronounce here today that the club's unequivocal clear, plain and unubiquitous possession, for the law to take its course," Khoza continued.

"I commit that this matter will receive the highest priority in accordance with the law. A failure to do so will result in a deterioration that will effect the falling football."

Khoza added: "The positive that we can take from this is that it forces us to reflect and introspect, to find the corrective measures.

"I think it's important to educate our fans as if we fail to do this, tt becomes a way of life in this country."

Meanwhile, Khoza also revealed that the club will announce a new head coach next week Monday, February 20.

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