Kaizer coach quits after Cup loss sparks crowd violence

Steve Komphela coach of Kaizer Chiefs

Thus far, two people have been arrested and charged for public violence and malicious damage to property.

Following the loss, Kaizer Chiefs' manager Bobby Motaung confirmed at a post-match press conference that Komphela will resign.

Mabedi, who captained the Glamour Boys during his playing days, took charge of his first training session on Sunday as the team prepares for Tuesday's league encounter against Golden Arrows.

On the other hand, the former Mthatha Bush Bucks player revealed that Chiefs must look for a local coach because a foreign mentor will take time to settle down.

"We join the rest of South Africa in hoping that these perpetrators are brought to book as soon as possible and that the full force of law is implemented against them", he said.

"My analysis tells me that they need a local coach but can not really think of anyone for now, but it should be someone who understands our game and players for them to start winning again", Mayo explained.

On Saturday night Kaizer Chiefs fans stormed the pitch when their team was beaten 2-0 in the Nedbank Semifinal 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 has no place in football and acts of violence perpetrated by individuals witnessed last night can not be tolerated".

The weekend's action started at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday, where a now infamous evening at Durban's showpiece venue ended in tragedy. But the country has also had serious problems involving fans at soccer games, often involving Kaizer Chiefs, the hugely popular Soweto club that attracts millions of followers from all across the country.

"Guys like (Tsepo) Masilela are experienced more than the likes of (Philani) Zulu, I saw Shaba (Tshabalala) moving to the back, he doesn't have defensive qualities and that hurt the supporters in my view", he noted.

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