THE Absa Premiership League match between Bloemfontein Celtic and Cape Town City has been abandoned in Bloemfontein following violent behaviour by supporters of the home team.
The tensions between the troubled team and its supporter spilled over when Siwelele fans invaded the pitch at the Dr Petrus Molemele stadium.
It’s alleged that a few Celtic supporters managed to bypass security staff and invaded the pitch during the game. More supporters also followed and invaded the pitch which caused chaotic scenes.
Cops were forced to use grenades to disperse unruly crowd.
The PSL confirmed in a statement that the match was abandoned and they condemned what they described as acts of hooliganism.
“The match referee called off the match after some supporters invaded the pitch and threw objects on the field. The league is awaiting full reports from the match commissioner and other security role players to what transpired”,read the statement.
The visitors Cape Town City are currently sitting fourth on the table with 41 points while Celtics are ninth with 32 points.
The match was abandoned at 22 minutes.
9 people including a 54 year old woman were arrested and charged with sasria act, Police Spokesman Constable Peter Kareli confirmed.
One police member was injured after he was beaten with a stone at the stadium. He was treated and discharged.
An extra 2 suspects have been arrested for stealing a security fence.