Bosso wins fans tourney

HARARE - Highlanders Supporters Gweru branch won the four-team Fans Against Hooliganism tournament held at the Gafa Stadium in Mkoba at the weekend.

The tournament which is a brain child of the Dynamos Supporters Gweru Chapter featured the host, CAPS United, Highlanders and Edgars Stores team.

Bosso supporters booked their place in the final after edging out DeMbare 4-3 in a penalty shootout in the second semi-final clash after the match had ended in a goalless draw in regulation time.

CAPS supporters outclassed Edgars 3-1 in the first semifinal to book a date against Bosso in the final.

The Bosso fans were able to pip their Makepekepe counterparts to the title by winning the final 1-0.

Tournament organiser, Wellington Pombi and Dynamos Gweru Chapter chairperson expressed confidence that the coming together of supporters from different teams will help end hooliganism ahead of the start of the 2013 Castle Premiership season this Thursday.

“We have witnessed a lot of disturbances at stadiums as a result of fans’ irresponsible behaviour,” Pombi told the Daily News yesterday.

“We are saying it does not make sense to have a match abandoned when we would have paid our hard- earned cash to watch our heroes in action.

“This also disrupts the league programme, football is a unifier as well as a family sport and it is for this reason that fans across the football divide should desist from violent tendencies and give the game a chance this season.”

Sunshine Electronics an Information and Technology dealer with branches in Gweru and Harare provided refreshments during the tournament.

The Castle Premiership battled with numerous cases of hooliganism last season and this year Highlanders fans were also responsible for disturbances that rocked the Bob89 Super Cup final first leg at Barbourfields Stadium last month.

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