Further delay to Chiefs v Bucs replay
Further delay to Chiefs v Bucs replay

Posted in News on May 28, 2001.

The replay of the Castle Premier League soccer match between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs will not take play on Saturday as originally scheduled.

The first match between the two on April 11 ended in chaos and the

death of 43 spectators as a result of an overcrowded Ellis Park


The Disaster Crisis Coordinating Committee (DCC) met on Monday and

decided the match would not take place on Saturday as more time was

needed to ensure proper security and safety planning.

The PSL said the Gauteng MEC for Safety and Security will consult

with provincial and local government structures by Wednesday for

ratification of the venue. It is uncertain at this stage whether

the match will be replayed at Ellis Park or at an alternative


The venue and date will be announced at a media conference on

Thursday morning.

It was agreed, however, that the replay should take place during

the day and that no tickets would be sold for the game.

According to the PSL, the only people allowed in the stadium will

be those who possess a stub or an unused ticket for the abandoned


The two teams were level at 1-1 when the match was called off.

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