Pirates boss condemns supporters unruly behavior |
Orlando Pirates chairman Dr Irvin Khoza, addresses media personnel regarding the unruly behavior of the club’s supporters on Saturday at Loftus Stadium during the game against Mamelodi Sundowns. This was after the supporters invaded the pitch baying for the coach , players and technical teams blood after Mamelodi Sundowns scored their 6th goal in their 6-0 drubbing of the Soweto giants in a PSL encounter.
The chairman stated that the supporters can attack and criticize the club on social media but when they start resorting to violence they lose the club’s respect.
He furthermore stated that they support the law and hope the perpetrators will be brought to justice and the law will take its course.
Dr. Khoza emphasized that the club will unveil a new coach next week Monday to fill the vacant seat that was left out by former Pirates coach Muhsin Ertugral with Augusto Palacious taking over and only to suffer the very score margin against another Pretoria side. He stated that the coach club had identified isn’t currently available and will only be available after May 2017 and will have to resort to drastic measures to have have a coach.
Speaking to one of the supporters Dips Van Pitso, she felt that the club doesn’t respect them and they don’t value their views. The players aren’t given their all for the club and a change of players will be good for the club. She furthermore stated that the chairman should have called the club’s supporters and brought the players to apologize for their constant poor performance in the year the club is celebrating their 80th birthday instead of addressing the media. She stated the club owes the supporters an apology and it will be seen if they will still give the club support in their next game against Bidvest Wits at home on Wednesday night. It pains to watch a team that performs so poorly with our hard earned money, with some of the supporters having to travel so many kilometers to the stadium. She concluded that she doesn’t condone what happened on Saturday but fans are emotional and they react differently.
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