Chiefs To Pay For Unruly Fans


By Isaac Ndou

JOHANNESBURG: Amakhosi may be force to pay double as woes continues to hunt them since Steve Komphela took over. 

Kaizer Chiefs’ woeful end to the season will be hit with another knock as they will be forced to pay the full fine for their fans actions against Chippa United and may possibly again be slapped with another fine for another mishap at the Moses Mabhida in the weekend.

The club was fined R250 000 but ordered to pay only R50 000 with the rest of the balance suspended for 24 months provided they were not found guilty of the same incident that occurred after their 3-0 home loss to Chippa.

However, they will now pay the full balance of R250 000 and may have to prepare for another fine balance coming their way for their fans’ pitch invasion after their 2-0 Nedbank Cup loss to Free State Stars, leaving a security guard critically injured after being attacked.

The fans caused a costly amount of damage to the facilities at the Durban Stadium as they pulled out chairs, started fires, broadcast cameras, sound equipment and advertising platforms as they were baying for Steve Komphela’s blood. The coach resigned immediately after the game.

The club will have to be held liable for the damages and may have a hefty bill coming their way from concerned parties. The damage reported at the Mabhida Stadium is said to worth more than R500 000 to replace.

Only two arrests were confirmed to have taken place on Sunday in connection with the event that occurred on the night which is something governing body FIFA is totally against.