FNB Varsity Cup regrets that the match between FNB Madibaz and FNB Maties at Madibaz Stadium in Port Elizabeth was stopped in the 48th minute due to pitch invasion. In accordance with FNB Varsity Cup rules, FNB Maties were declared the winners after leading FNB Madibaz 19-0 when the match was stopped.
“Our rules state that if a game is stopped in the second half for any reason, the score at the time will stand as the final score,” says Duitser Bosman, CEO of Varsity Cup. “We consider this pitch invasion as an isolated incident that is being addressed by Nelson Mandela University.
“We also want to emphasise that security measures at all FNB Varsity Cup matches are of paramount importance.”