Absa Premiership

Motaung remembers Orkney Stadium disaster

2017-01-13 11:18
Kaizer Motaung (Gallo Images)

Cape Town Kaizer Chiefs have commemorated the Orkney Stadium disaster that sadly took the lives of 42 supporters after a Fani Madida equaliser against Orlando Pirates led to a stampede in 1991.

The tragic affair took place 26 years ago in a friendly match between the two fierce rivals from Soweto.

As such, Chiefs Chairman Kaizer Motaung has expressed sympathy to those that passed away that day.

"The fallen will always be in our memory. We have a tradition at Chiefs of recalling the high and low points in our history as a club," he told the club's official website

"The Orkney disaster is certainly a dark moment. Every year we stand still to commemorate what happened that day. This is also why we played the legends game in August 2015 - to honour those that lost their lives.

"On behalf of Chiefs, I would like to extend words of sympathy to the family and friends of the departed ones."

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