News Live Scores

Fans die at Carling Cup match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates

18:57 EAT 29/07/2017
Chiefs fans
At least two people have died and several more were injured in a stampede at FNB stadium where Amakhosi clashed with Bucs

The 2017 Carling Black Cup Champion Cup match was won by Kaizer Chiefs after they defeated Orlando Pirates 1-0 in Johannesburg.

The stampede took place at Gate J during a pre-season encounter between the two Soweto giants.

Two people have been confirmed dead, while 19 sustained minor injuries and one is said to be critically injured. This was after fans pushed the security guards at Gate J.

Jacques Grobbelaar, the chief executive officer of Stadium Management South Africa (SMSA), expressed his condolences to the families of all those who have been affected by the incident.

"We wish to express or condolences to the families of all those who are affected by the incident today," he said.

"This is extremely unfortunate as solid security plans were in place to ensure that this is a risk-free event. At kick-off, there was no reason to believe that the game needed to be delayed, given that the stadium was half full," he continued.

Pirates media officer Thandi Merafe posted the following statement from competition sponsors, Carling Black Label:


Herman Mashaba, the executive major of Johannesburg city, released the following statement: