In the aftermath of a distressing incident that unfolded during Kaizer Chiefs’ recent match against SuperSport, the club’s Marketing Director, Jessica Motaung, has taken a firm stance against violence and urged the club’s supporters to rally together in a time of adversity.
The incident saw Chiefs’ head coach, Molefi Ntseki, escorted off the pitch due to supporters throwing objects at him, reflecting growing frustration among the fans.
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Kaizer Chiefs Being Violent
This unfortunate event was not an isolated occurrence, as Ntseki had previously faced the wrath of disgruntled fans following a loss to TS Galaxy the previous month.
The club currently sits in eighth place on the DStv Premiership table, and this challenging period has tested the patience of both fans and management.
Jessica Motaung Dissapointed
Speaking at a media address held at the PSL headquarters on September 21, 2023, Jessica Motaung expressed deep disappointment regarding the recent violence.
She emphasised that violence is not the answer to the club’s problems, either on or off the pitch.
Furthermore, she took the time to acknowledge and thank the responsible fans who have shown restraint and support during the club’s struggles.
“We are very disappointed with what happened on [Wednesday] with the fans,” said Jessica.
“We must say with the group of fans who decided to behave the way they did.
“And we must say thanks to our fans who are responsible because we have responsible fans.
“Motaung reiterated that the club does not condone violence and highlighted the proactive steps taken by Kaizer Chiefs to address their challenges.
Changes In The Team
The recent signing of nine new players and efforts to improve the team’s playing style demonstrate the club’s commitment to transformation and revival.
“It’s really unfortunate that after the hard work the club has done,” she added.
“We think that it’s really time for our supporters to rally together and support. Be together with the team and let’s work together towards achieving our objectives.”
Motaung urged fans to be patient with the rebuilding process led by Ntseki, with the support of Arthur Zwane and Dillon Sheppard.
She emphasised the need for unity, especially as the team faces important fixtures like the upcoming MTN8 second-leg semi-final against Mamelodi Sundowns, which is currently tied at 1-1 after the first leg.