Kaizer Chiefs appeal for calm in Durban

Kaizer Chiefs return to the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Sunday, 4 November when the team takes on SuperSport United in a Telkom Knockout quarterfinal match, kicking off at 15:00.

The team last played in Durban in October against Polokwane City, but the game was played behind closed doors following the PSL DC’s ruling that ordered that we play three games (one suspended) behind closed doors.

Because this will be the first Durban game in front of supporters this season, since the violent acts by certain factions of supporters in April, the club calls on supporters to attend the game in numbers, but importantly to remain calm and not to resort to any form of violence or hooliganism regardless of the outcome.

“We believe supporters know the importance of this game and we need to remember that there’s still one game to play behind closed doors and there’s one suspended,” says Sunnyboy Mbatha, Kaizer Chiefs supporters’ club chairman in KZN. “We have a new coach and players are doing their best to ensure that we as supporters are smiling again.”

The team has prepared well for the game and almost all the players are fit with the exception of Lebogang Manyama and Joseph Molangoane who are still nursing injuries.

“We must thank the club for bringing an open game to Durban because we last saw our Glamour Boys in April,” adds Mbatha. “We met as branches and we are planning to arrive early at the stadium to ensure that we set a good example to the rest of the Love & Peace-loving nation.”

Once again, the club sincerely appeals for calm, patience and good behaviour from all supporters. We have to avoid endangering other supporters’ lives and the team.

We really need your undivided support and ensure that no acts of violence or unbecoming behaviour are recorded on Sunday when we host SuperSport United.

Let us continue to be One Team, One Voice, One Family!

Love & Peace!