Nine Bloemfontein Celtic fans arrested after pitch invasion at Dr Molemela Stadium


Nine Bloemfontein Celtic supporters were arrested following the skirmish that saw their league match against Cape Town City abandoned at the Dr Petrus Molemela Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The game between Celtic and City was called off after only 23 minutes after fans invaded the pitch and threw objects onto the field of play. The match was halted while the teams were still locked at 0-0.

Siwelele chairman of the national supporters club Pule Mabena has confirmed that a few of the club's supporters were arrested on Sunday following the incident.

"Yes there were fans that were arrested. We went to the police station but were not allowed to see them as we were told they were still to be charged," Mabena tells

Meanwhile, the PSL has condemned the acts of hooliganism.

"The Premier Soccer League (PSL) condemns the act of hooliganism at the Absa Premiership fixture between Bloemfontein Celtic and Cape Town City on Sunday afternoon, 14 April 2019," read a statement.

"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 on what transpired.

"On the abandoned fixture, the PSL will communicate details of a future date in due course."