Cape Town - The Premier Soccer League has strongly
condemned acts of hooliganism at match venues and the behaviour of a faction of
supporters at some fixtures.
PSL acting Chief Executive Mato Madlala, said the
League is concerned about sporadic acts of hooliganism resulting in violence at
Premier Division fixtures.
Madlala said the PSL continues to work closely
with the South African Police Service to uproot this unsavoury behaviour at PSL
"We have noted acts of hooliganism from a faction
of supporters and this is very concerning to us as the League" Madlala said.
condemn this behaviour. It is unacceptable and we do not need this in our
"We have worked very hard as the League to ensure that we eliminate
incidents of this nature at our matches in the past but recently we have
witnessed a few cases where a small faction of supporters have not behaved
"Football is a family sport and families must
feel safe to come to our stadiums and watch the game.
"As part of our working
relationship with the SAPS, we have seen hooligans being arrested, charged and
convicted following similar incidents.
"We will continue to work hard to ensure the safety of our fans and to
protect our brand against this faction of supporters that is letting football