As it happend: PSL press conference on fan violence

2018-04-23 12:02

A recap of the updates on PSL chairperson Irvin Khoza's press conference addressing the fan violence.

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Last Updated at 16:09
23 Apr 13:08  

COVERAGE CONCLUDES

Dark days in SA football as the Absa Premiership nears its conclusion in a couple of weeks.

How will Kaizer Chiefs - and their fans - be dealt with?

What would constitutes as adequate punishment?

Let us know your thoughts at mysport@sport24.co.za

23 Apr 13:03  

FOLLOW THE PRESS CONFERENCE LIVE

23 Apr 12:59   Khoza: We took it upon ourselves to go around the country to meet parties about the challenges we face with security at stadium, unfortunately, the DA leader Mmusi Maimane cancelled our meeting last week. If he met us, he would've known about these challenges
23 Apr 12:58  

Khoza: The league looks forward to engaging with government to look for solutions to counter increasing acts of criminality.

23 Apr 12:57  

KHOZA CONCLUDES

Opens the floor to questions...

23 Apr 12:56  

REMEMBER

No decision can be made without a PSL DC charging the team & having a hearing.

However, the majority of those on Twitter are calling for Chiefs fans to be banned for minimum 6 months and no live coverage of matches.

Email mysport@sport24.co.za with your thoughts

23 Apr 12:54  

Khoza: The PSL has brought in professionals to help them with a security enhancement project following the rise in the violence in football.

The league takes its responsibilities to secure the safety of the fans, players & officials seriously. There will be a thorough investigation. We also note the upward trend of increasing violence at stadiums

23 Apr 12:53   Khoza: Television and newspaper images of the incident are no good to South Africa.
23 Apr 12:52   Khoza: Words are not enough to condemn what has happened
23 Apr 12:51   Khoza: Lack of funds for overtime are often the reason why SAPS don’t deploy enough police presence at major events
23 Apr 12:50  

Khoza: The majority of the tens of millions of fans who attend football matches in South Africa are peace-loving citizens.

There's a small handful of criminal elements that hide amongst them - they must be caught and prosecuted. A strong message must be sent to those. They can't be allowed to continue.

23 Apr 12:47   Khoza confirms there will be a thorough investigation into the events at Moses Mabhida stadium and the events leading up to it
23 Apr 12:46  
23 Apr 12:45   Khoza mentions "criminal elements" in SA in recent times, local football no exception
23 Apr 12:45  

Khoza goes on to speak about the "challenges" the league faces to ensure the safety of spectators.

There is a tone of intolerance and violence in our country right now …

23 Apr 12:44  

PERPERTRATORS WILL BE CAUGHT

Khoza confirms those responsible will be found and dealt with.

23 Apr 12:42  

SORRY

Khoza apologises to sponsors Nedbank and broadcasters SABC and SuperSport for damage to equipment

23 Apr 12:42  

SHOCKING

PSL chairperson Khoza says there's "no place of violence in SA soccer nor any place in sport or society".

Calls the violence "shocking"

23 Apr 12:41  

NO DEATHS

Khoza confirms there were NO fatalities following the fan violence

23 Apr 12:39  

FOLLOW THE PRESS CONFERENCE LIVE

23 Apr 12:39  

DR IRVIN KHOZA ADDRESSES CONFERENCE

Confirms that he security official who was brutally kicked, was admitted to hospital and has been discharged

23 Apr 12:18  

SAFA CALLS ON THE PUBLIC

The South African Football Association (SAFA) has called on the public to help identify the Moses Mabhida hooligans

23 Apr 12:16  

COPS CALLED INTO ACTION

23 Apr 12:11  

VIDEO

Chiefs fans ran amok after the final whistle, causing damage to the Moses Mabhida Stadium and injury to security officials.

Police were forced to use tear gas and stun grenades to help quell the violence.

23 Apr 12:09  

KOMPHELA QUITS

Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela quit immediately following the final whistle.

23 Apr 12:08  

FOR THE RECORD...

Free State Stars beat Chiefs 2-0.

On Sunday, Maritzburg United shocked Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 and will meet Stars in the final at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, May 19 at 19:00.

23 Apr 12:04  

WELCOME!

LIVE updates on PSL chairperson Irvin Khoza's press conference addressing the fan violence that took place post-match in Saturday's Nedbank Cup semi-final between Kaizer Chiefs and Free State Stars.

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