Kaizer Chiefs appoint Malawian coach Mabedi for remainder of the season

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Kaizer Chiefs will likely face heavy scrutiny in the coming days after the Premier Soccer League condemned the ugly scenes in Durban on Saturday night.

"He has been there and these are the games for him, you can not start a semi-final with Joseph (Molangoane) because Mphahlele is more experienced, '" reacted the 44-year-old.

Motaung said the club would cooperate with law enforcement agencies and the Premier Soccer League to ensure the perpetrators were brought to book.

Former South Africa captain and centre-back Komphela failed to win a trophy during three seasons in charge and his contract was due to expire this June.After the shock 2-0 FA Cup defeat by Free State Stars Saturday, some of the crowd ran amok, severely assaulting a female security guard at Moses Mabhida Stadium in the Indian Ocean city. How did supporters manage to storm the ground and endanger people's lives? "Football is a attractive game and I can't idle while few supporters are making a skunk of our game", Xasa said on Sunday.

Following the resignation of head coach Steve Komphela, Kaizer Chiefs have decided that Patrick Mabedi will take charge of the first team for the remainder of the 2017/2018 season.

"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".

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As the supporters beat the guard, a woman can be heard shouting: "They are going to kill".

"We can't wait for another person to die before we act".

Reports are that damages incurred included seats and advertising boardings that were ripped out.

Two cars in the parking lot behind the stadium were also reportedly damaged while speakers around the field were kicked to pieces.

Already under pressure and unpopular with fans after a poor season, Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela resigned after the game saying he didn't want to be the catalyst for violence.

The 44-year-old former Malawian worldwide Mabedi will be in charge of Chiefs in their three remaining matches this season.

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