• ‘Beer Cup’ ends in tragedy for two fans

    Carling Cup
    Gustavo Paez and Oupa Manyisa during the Carling Black Label Champion Cup

    Police have confirmed that two fans have lost their lives and several others were injured, some critically, after a stampede outside the Carling Black Label Cup venue.

    The pre-season friendly between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates opens the new domestic season, but the incident today has thrown the PSL into further turmoil around the crowd problems.

    It this stage, it remains unclear what triggered the incident at Gate J.

    ‘Confirmation from #Police of dead & critical injury’s due to stampede at Gate-J during #Carlingblacklabel match Chiefs v Pirates. #SABCNews,’ tweeted SABC specialist reporter Thabiso Sithole.

    Photo: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images

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