The Soweto Derby clash between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs in the Carling Black Label Cup recorded two casualties as a result of stampede however that didn’t stop the authorities from pressing ahead with the game at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg.
Bernard Parker scored the only goal of the game as Kaizer Chiefs defeated their rivals 1-0 to retain their title.
Apart from the two deaths recorded, several others were injured from the chaos. The real cause of the chaos is currently being investigated.
— Bra Hloni (@HonourableHloni) July 29, 2017
Speaking on the unfortunate incident, Johannesburg Public Safety MMC Michael Sun revealed that the stampede was due to people trying to sell or present fake tickets.
He also revealed that calm has been restored and extra paramedics have been deployed to attend to victims.
In his words, he said: “We understand the alleged cause of the stampede to be people trying to sell or present fake tickets at the gate, one thing to another, resulting in the stampede.”
Trophy sponsors also released the statement pictured below to address the incident: