Kaizer Chiefs appoint Patrick Mabedi as interim coach


"Steve has done a great job for Kaizer Chiefs but, unfortunately, if it is not meant to be, it is not meant to be". He lay on the ground as they hit him with plastic chairs.

It is the second violent incident in a month involving Chiefs, who will now certainly have to cough up the remainder of their R200,000 suspended sentence for the first incident that followed the 3-0 loss to Chippa United, and will face bigger sanctions. Twelve of the men were treated by medics at the stadium and five men were taken to hospital where they were treated. The club had already been fined $20,000 earlier in the season for fans throwing objects onto the field.

Komphela, it would appear, had limited say in who was brought in to the team, yet will forever be judged on the inability of the side to claim silverware.

"We have to take responsibility and accept that we are faced with challenges", Motaung said.

Kaizer Chiefs supporters invaded the pitch and severely beat up a security guard on Saturday night following the team's loss to the Free State Stars in the Nedbank Cup.

Terrified players had to run for the safety of the dressing rooms as the enraged fans swept onto the field after the final whistle. Later, riot police, sheltering behind a white armored vehicle, shot volleys of tear gas into the stands.

'Hooliganism and thuggery of this nature have no place in football and acts of violence perpetrated by individuals are witnessed last night can not be tolerated.

The DA has strongly condemned the violence on Saturday.

The (PSL) said it would work closely with law enforcement to ensure that those responsible are subjected to the judicial process.

He confirmed that there was extensive damage to the stadium that was used for games during the 2010 World Cup in the country.

Chiefs also announced that Mabedi will be assisted by Arthur Zwane, another former player who served the club with distinction during his playing days. South Africa's worst soccer disaster was in 2001 when 43 supporters died in a crush at a game, also between the Chiefs and Pirates in Johannesburg.