Chiefs And Pirates Send Condolences After 2 Fans Died In Soweto Derby Stampede! The tragedy happened this past weekend at the Soweto Derby at FNB Stadium leaving two people dead and many others injured.
According to several reports, the two fans’ death was allegedly caused by fans with fake tickets and those who didn’t have any tickets who were trying to force their way into the sold-out arena.
Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates have sent condolences to the families of the two supporters who died on Saturday.
“Kaizer Chiefs offer our sincere condolences to those who lost their loved ones during the Carling Black Label Cup on Saturday, 29 July 2017. The day was never meant to end with such sadness. Our Love and Peace go to the families that lost their beloved ones and we wish the injured a speedy recovery,” reads a statement on the Chiefs website.
Orlando Pirates also released a statement which reads, “Orlando Pirates Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of life and injury that occurred at the FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon. We wish to express our profound condolences to the families who have lost loved ones. We supplicate that God gives you fortitude at this moment of extreme grief and pain. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the supporter who remains in hospital in a critical condition and also wish all others who were injured a speedy recovery.”