Kaizer Chiefs has spoken out following an incident where coach, Arthur Zwane, was attacked by supporters following a defeat to Supersport United.
Amakhosi lost 1-0 to Supersport United at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium and objects were thrown at Zwane as he was leaving the field. Now Chiefs has released statement stating that the coach is fine.
“Kaizer Chiefs would like to confirm that coach, Arthur Zwane is fine following the incident that occurred at the end of the match against SuperSport United at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on Saturday,” read the statement.
“A few angry supporters threw some objects in the direction of the coach as he was leaving the pitch after giving his post-match interview. The SAPS and security officers, who were on hand, intervened instantly to restore order.
“In the process of protecting the people leaving the pitch, one of the officers accidentally struck the coach with his shield, causing a small cut to his cheek.
The coach was immediately assessed in the change room by the doctor and was diagnosed to be fine. He returned to Johannesburg on the team bus, together with the players, without requiring any further medical attention.
“Much as the Club understands that supporters were disappointed with the result, such expressions of dissatisfaction as were seen in Phokeng on Saturday are unacceptable and cannot be tolerated. Hence, we implore all our supporters to please refrain from any form of violence.
“As we prepare for our last game of the season, we call on the Amakhosi Faithful to rally behind the team and the coach and inspire us to finish the season in style. The players and the technical team are giving their best out there, so let’s stick together and give them all the support we can.
“We are looking forward to seeing our faithful supporters at FNB Stadium on Saturday when we welcome Cape Town City.”