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Phakaaathi Reporter
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30 Jul 2017
12:02 pm

Chiefs and Pirates send condolences following Soweto derby tragedy

Phakaaathi Reporter

Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates have sent condolences to the families of the two supporters who died during a stampede at FNB Stadium on Saturday.

Kaizer Motaung and Irvin Khoza (Photo by Lefty Shivambu / Gallo Images)

Two people died and 17 were injured in a stampede during the Carling Black Label Cup between Chiefs and Pirates.

“Kaizer Chiefs offer our sincere condolences to those who lost their loved ones during the Carling Black Label Cup on Saturday, 29 July 2017,” read a statement on the Chiefs website.

“The day was never meant to end with such sadness.

“Our Love and Peace go to the families that lost their beloved ones and we wish the injured a speedy recovery.”

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“Orlando Pirates Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of life and injury that occurred at the FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon,” read a statement released by the club.

“We wish to express our profound condolences to the families who have lost loved ones. We supplicate that God gives you fortitude at this moment of extreme grief and pain.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the supporter who remains in hospital in a critical condition and also wish all others who were injured a speedy recovery.”