Kaizer Chiefs welcome return of fans to FNB Stadium

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  • Post published:March 30, 2022

Kaizer Chiefs have welcomed the decision by the Premier Soccer League (PSL) to open stadiums for fans to attend football matches from 8 April.

The PSL announced the return of vaccinated fans to stadiums on Tuesday following an executive committee meeting, with PSL chairman Dr Irvin Khoza confirming fans can attend matches from 8 April.

The announcement comes after government eased restrictions as of last week Wednesday on crowds at sports events from 2,000 to 50% of stadium capacity.

Amakhosi will now see the return of fans when they take on SuperSport United in the Dstv Premiership at the FNB Stadium on 16 April. Chiefs marketing and commercial director Jessica Motaung has expressed her excitement at the return of their faithful supporters.

“We are very excited to have supporters return to the stadium as announced by the PSL chairman on Tuesday afternoon,” Motaung told her club’s official website.

“It has been a long and challenging two years without supporters in the stadium. It was lonely and quiet in the stands around the county. It’s good that we will now be reunited with our 12th player soon.

“Chiefs and supporters had not been separated since the birth of the club in 1970, but all this changed in 2020 when we started playing behind closed doors and this led to us losing the league title in the last few minutes of the 2019-20 season. We are glad that all that is in the past and we are looking forward to the singing and dancing that we love hearing and seeing at the different venues around the country.

“We look forward to being together again with our supporters on 16 April when we host SuperSport United for our first game with supporters back in the stadium. We do believe our players will be buoyed by this return of the player and we will see some exciting football again.”