The Premier Soccer League (PSL) Acting CEO, Cambridge Mokanyane has strongly condemned acts of hooliganism at domestic football fixtures.
Mokanyane has expressed his disappointment after a supporter invaded the pitch and assaulted the referee, Lwandile Mfiki today, Saturday, 06 April 2013 during an Absa Premiership fixture between Golden Arrows and Kaizer Chiefs.
“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. 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.
The PSL Acting CEO commended the South African Police Service (SAPS) for acting swiftly against the supporter who invaded the pitch.
“The police have acted swiftly and have apprehended the suspect. We applaud this move,” Mokanyane added.
On Wednesday night, a small section of supporters threw objects on the field after the Absa Premiership encounter between AmaZulu and Orlando Pirates at the same stadium.
The PSL will not make any further comment on this matter until the prosecutor’s decision.