Phakaaathi Reporter
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28 Jan 2019
5:19 pm

PSL COO slams Thohoyandou Stadium invaders

Phakaaathi Reporter

PSL chief operations officer Ronnie Schloss says the behaviour of fans who forced their way into the Thohoyandou Stadium is unacceptable.

Black Leopards players celebrates winning the Playoff during the National First Division Promotion and Relegation Playoff match between Black Leopards and Jomo Cosmos at Thohoyandou Stadium on May 30, 2018 in Thohoyandou, South Africa. (Photo by Philip Maeta/Gallo Images)

Fans overpowered security and police to push their way into the Thohoyandou Stadium on Saturday.

Orlando Pirates lost to Black Leopards in the Nedbank Cup on penalties at the stadium.

According to Daily Sun, a police nyala was used to block the entrance, which was pushed down.

The Thohoyandou Stadium was approved by the PSL to host matches last year, however the league has safety concerns after what happened over the weekend.

“I am not satisfied with the level of safety here at Thohoyandou Stadium. People pushed the gate down. The stadium had a lot of improvements, but after what happened, I think there is still a lot to be done, especially in security,” Schloss told Daily Sun.

“These are the sort of things we need to look at and make sure they don’t happen again. We can’t have overcrowding at the stadium – it’s not safe. Police were supposed to be in and outside the stadium to make sure this situation doesn’t happen. We need to find out why this happened and why there were no police outside the gates.”

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