PSL condemns hooliganism in South African football

The PSL has strongly condemned acts of hooliganism in football after the referee Lwandile Mfiki was assaulted by an angry Chiefs fan at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday

The South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) has stood firm against hooliganism in football following the incident that involved an official PSL referee Lwandile Mfiki in Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

An angry Kaizer Chiefs ran onto the pitch and hit Mfiki  with a plastic trumpet (Vuvuzela), in protest for Reneilwe Letsholonyane’s red card during a league game between Golden Arrows and Kaizer Chiefs.

PSL Acting CEO Cambridge Mokanyane immediately lashed out at hooliganism and said that league will wait for full match reports from both the referee and the Match Commissioner before taking any further steps.   

“This is completely unacceptable in our football. It does not do us nor the image of our football any good when we have fans invading the pitch and others throwing objects,” Mokanyane tells the PSL.  

“We condemn this in the strongest possible terms. We will wait for a full report from both the Match Commissioner and the referee which will be forwarded to the League Prosecutor,” Mokanyane said.

On Wednesday night, a small section of unhappy Orlando Pirates supporters threw objects on the field after the PSL encounter between AmaZulu and Pirates at the same venue.