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Patrick Mabedi is holding the fort as interim head coach

Mabedi takes on as Chiefs interim coach

Kaizer Chiefs named Patrick Mabedi as an interim coach for the remainder of the season. He was an assistant to Komphela.

The 44-year-old Malawian national came back to Chiefs this season from Cape Town All Stars, where he was the head coach. He played for Amakhosi from 1998 to 2006

His appointment came in the wake of the immediate resignation of an embattled head coach, Steve Komphela after the Kaiser Chief’s supporters went on the frenzy, invaded Moses Mabidha pitch in Durban on Saturday night, assaulting security and coaching staff, broke media equipments, vandalising and burning the venue.

Supporters resorted to hooliganism after Kaiser Chief lost 2-0 to Free State Stars.

Two suspects appeared in court on Monday.

Kaizer Chief Spokesperson Vina Maphosa confirmed in a statement that Mabedi will hold the fort for the remainder of the season.

Maphosa said Arthur Zwane who is in charge of Chief’s reserve team will assist Mabedi.

Meanwhile, Acting Provincial Commissioner has condemned actions of spectators responsible for the violent behavior occurred at the stadium on Saturday night.

“We have appointed a high-level team to investigate what unfolded during the match,” the Commissioner said in a statement.

Police Spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker said the Acting Provincial Commissioner received a plan for the policing of the match.

“We will probe if the police, Private Security Personnel, and other security offices were set up as per the plan.  Whether the provided security at the match responded to keep the hooliganism and guiltiness that unfurled,” said Naicker.

Naicker said police investigators are working around the clock to identify and bring the culprits of the viciousness to book.

Police appeal to members of the public who may have information on the identities of the culprits to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

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