13 November 2018
Black Rhinos Queens manager Portia Chihota says she is disturbed by the violent behaviour shown by Herentals Queens and their fans over the weekend.
Herentals Queens hosted Black Rhinos Queens at the Italian Sports club on Saturday in a Super League match which ended violently.
Chihota told H-Metro that violence started when Black Rhinos Queens scored their second goal against Herentals Queens which led to the latter attacking the former.
The match had to be abandoned in the 61th minute.
“The game between Black Rhinos Queens and Herentals was impeded by violent thugs who bussed the venue and I can confirm that they were from Herentals.
“Our technical staff and some players were assaulted including the likes of Rutendo Makore who is currently nursing a knee injury.
“Even the team’s coaches Kudakwashe Matuwi and Brian Taderera have been severely injured and had to seek medical attention,” she said.
Chihota added that such behaviour is not expected in women football and is evidence of lack of discipline.
“The Commanders are concerned and we are dismayed at such sporting misconduct. Remember Herentals have done this before and it is not good for women football.
“A formal report is being compiled and we have already filed a police report at Avondale police station who are handling the case.
“It’s sad to think that a crew of about 60 people were ordered to attack players and the technical team while Benza was there watching.
“Eight of our players and two coaches in total were injured which something is not expected of especially in women football,” Chihota added.