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Kaizer Chief head coach Steve Komphela resigns amid rioting supporters.

“Scores injured, Komphela resigns

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Two people have been arrested following violence that exploded at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban not long after Kaizer Chiefs lost 2 – 0 in the semi-final Nedbank Cup competition to Free State Stars on Saturday night, which left numerous individuals harmed and property damaged.

Captain Nqobile Gwala said two male suspects, aged 27 and 33, were arrested for public violence and malicious damage to property.

Police said they hope to arrested more individuals identified with the viciousness that saw security guard attacked and seriously beaten by soccer fans.

Kaizer Chiefs has confirmed that Steve Komphela has stepped down as the club head coach with immediate effect following a 2-0 Nedbank Cup semi-last defeat to Free State Stars.

“Steve Komphela has surrendered with immediate effect as head coach of Kaizer Chiefs,” the club said in a statement shortly after the match ended.

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Irate supporters swamped the pitch following Amakhosi defeat to Free State Stars at the Moses Mabhida Stadium and attacked the players, coaching staff and security.

Komphela took charge of his last match for Kaizer Chiefs against Free State Stars in the semifinal round of the Nedbank Cup at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday night. Kaizer Chiefs lost the match by 2-0.

“We have to take responsibility and accept that we are faced with challenges. We cannot allow the situation to continue,” says Football Manager Bobby Motaung.

He said as the club management they are worried about the safety of the players, the coach, and supporters.

“We will make further announcements in the next few days,” said Motaung.

However, Motaung expressed gratitude toward the mentor for this commitment to the club throughout the last three seasons and wished him well for the future.

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