Kaizer Chiefs have issued a letter of apology to the Premier Soccer League over the renewed crowd trouble at their games against SuperSport United and Mamelodi Sundowns, condemning their supporters’ behaviour.
Amakhosi were slapped with a R200,000 fine with R50,000 suspended over a period of six months on condition of not being found guilty of the same offence.
The behaviour following their 1-0 defeat to Matsatsantsa at the Peter Mokaba Stadium was a second offence after similar events had already transpired at Mbombela Stadium earlier in the season.
Another “missile probing incident” took place during the MTN8 semi-final against Sundowns at Lucas Moripe Stadium and Amakhosi have now published a letter on their website to apologise on behalf of their supporters.
You can read the full letter below:
Letter of apology for Kaizer Chiefs’ supporters’ behaviour at Kaizer Chiefs vs SuperSport United FC PSL fixture on 20 September 2023 & Kaizer Chiefs vs Mamelodi Sundowns FC MTN8 fixture on 23 September 2023.
Kaizer Chiefs hereby unreservedly apologizes to the Premier Soccer League, all PSL member clubs, SuperSport United FC, Mamelodi Sundowns FC and all of its peace-loving supporters, for the behaviour of some of its supporters at the Club’s PSL fixture against SuperSport United FC at the New Peter Mokaba Stadium on 20 September 2023 and against Mamelodi Sundowns FC at Lucas Moripe Stadium on 23 September 2023.
The Club condemns this poor and unacceptable behaviour in the strongest possible terms.
We have already commenced a process of engaging with Kaizer Chiefs’ branches on supporter behaviour at football matches.