Weekend Wrap: PSL heavyweights humbled & fan violence incident steals the headlines
This years’ Nedbank Cup finalists are Free State Stars and the Team of Choice, Maritzburg United. The above dumped two of the most successful clubs in South African football who were easily perceived as favorites to win the silverware. The Team of Choice tactically squeezed the life out of the PSL Champions in waiting, Mamelodi Sundowns to ease to a 3-1 victory also gifting the Brazilians their first loss in fifteen matches.
Another uninspiring performance by Kaizer Chiefs saw them losing 2-0 to Free State Stars who now have a chance to capture some silverware after 24 in waiting, should they go past an “awkward” Maritzburg United as described by the Sundowns’ boss, Pitso Mosimane. The Amakhosi loss led inspired an eventful weekend where we witnessed their fans run onto the pitch and cause some scene which many would wish they could be quickly erased from the memories of the beautiful game. The frustrated Chiefs fans were literally shoving down cameras, throwing rubbish on the pitch and chasing down the retreating players and coaching staff from both teams.
As if that was not enough, the end of it all was the resignation of the under-fire Kaizer Chiefs gaffer, Steve Komphela, who hit out at the new generation, describing them as being impatient.
The Chiefs chairman, Kaizer Motaung has issued a statement condemning the unruly scenes that took center stage at Moses Mabhida stadium. The club will still have to appear before a PSL Disciplinary Committee on the 3rd of May 2018. The SA Premier Soccer League has since promised to beef up security at all domestic matches.