Bucs charged over MTN8 pitch invasion

The Buccaneers have been charged over the MTN8 semi-final second leg pitch invasion against Masandawana. This was after what looked like mainly Orlando Pirates supporters entering the field of play in celebration at the Peter Mokaba stadium, after Pirates’ 3-0 victory over Sundowns.

Due to this incident, Pirates will now appear before the Disciplinary Committee, and it is now the second such occurrence involving a PSL team since the Kaizer Chiefs fans broke down fences at the Danie Craven stadium in their away match against Stellenbosch.

“Orlando Pirates Football club has been charged for spectator misbehaviour, arising from the pitch invasion of their spectators in the semi-final match between themselves and Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club,” said PSL prosecutor, Advocate Zola Majavu.

“They will appear before the PSL DC on the 14th of November 2022 at 10:30. Thereafter, I will update you further on the outcome of those proceedings. As always in the intervening period there will be no further commentary on the matter.”

In 2017 Orlando Pirates supporters went on the rampage during the Absa Premiership match against Mamelodi Sundowns at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on February 11, 2017 in Pretoria, South Africa. 

In 2017 Orlando Pirates supporters invaded Loftus Versfeld also against Mamelodi Sundowns on February the 11th which was a ABSA Premiership game. Credit Image: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images