Ghost taught how to behave
ORLANDO Pirates supporters, The Ghost, are going back to school where they will be lectured on spectator behaviour, with the emphasis on do's and don'ts during the matches.
The first of the series of lectures will take place in Bloemfontein at the Batho Location community hall on Sunday, starting at 10am.
It will be addressed by the leadership of Pirates and Premier Soccer League employee Phillip Masimong, who has been invited in his capacity as head of security.
Some of the Pirates players will also be present. Supporters of Amabhakabhaka are invited to attend the meeting.
"We have decided to embark on a road show to educate our supporters about the do's and don'ts at the stadiums," said Pirates communications manager Mickey Modisane.
"The club has been summoned to appear before the league's disciplinary committee on numerous occasions in the past 12 months because of spectator behaviour.
"We thought we need to organise meetings with our supporters to explain to them that we won't tolerate ill-discipline.
"It is costing the club a lot of money," said Modisane, who will visit Bloemfontein today with the club's marketing and public relations team.
"Mr Masimong will also outline the safety element to be adhered to by the fans from a PSL safety and security point of view.
"We will also use the road shows that we are embarking on to mobilise support for the team; we have a big following in the Free State."
Pirates officials will be at Shoprite centre in Mangaung today at 5.30pm to start mobilising support and Hoffman Square in the central business district tomorrow from noon until 3pm.