Njabulo, Jaure spoil good afternoon

HARARE – Dynamos may have maintained their dominance over Highlanders courtesy of Ocean Mushure’s penalty strike but both teams will feel hard done by the actions of their two most trusted players.

A moment of sheer madness saw Partson Jaure and Njabulo Ncube completely abandoning their teams’ cause and selfishly make Sunday’s game all about them.

COOL DOWN: Partson Jaure, centre, is escorted off the pitch by Artwell Mukandi, left, and coach Calisto Pasuwa, after he had tried to attack referee Thabani Bamala at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday. Picture: Auntony Zinyange

Just after the half hour mark Jaure, who was already sitting on a yellow card hacked Ncube from behind but Ncube needlessly retaliated by kicking Jaure.

Both men were duly handed their marching orders by referee Thabani Bamala, who had a torrid afternoon as he battled to keep temperatures from boiling over inside Barbourfields Stadium.

Whilst Ncube accepted his fate, Jaure lost his cool and had to be restrained by Oscar Machapa from attacking Bamala.

It is now Dynamos and Highlanders, who will now have to suffer for the sins of their two players as they will be without them in their next three crucial games.

Dynamos might even have to do without Jaure for a longer time.

The Dynamos defender faces a lengthy ban for his shameless behaviour of attempting to wrestle with the referee after the red card.

The league’s disciplinary committee is sure to slap him with an extended ban for his actions that do not have a place in football.

He is likely to be out of action until next season.

Jaure’s actions painted the wrong picture of the character of players in the PSL, a shameful picture broadcast across Africa on SuperSport.

On the other hand, if Highlanders fail to lift this season’s PSL title this is one of the matches they will look back with regret and point to Ncube at having let them down.

The former Railstars player, who has a well-documented history of ill-discipline, was a victim of his own ego once again.

After Jaure had hacked him from behind all Ncube needed to do was to act professionally.

The rational thing to do in that situation was to stay down and leave the referee to do his job, after all he was just the victim and Jaure  was the one in the firing line for a second yellow card.

But Ncube threw reason out of the window giving Bamala, who was in a good position to see the Bosso striker lash out at Jaure with a few kicks to the shin.

The referee had no option but to flash the red card to Ncube.

Ncube’s action evoked memories of the final match of the 1999 Super Six stage of the ICC World Cup when Herschelle Gibbs dropped Steve Waugh when he was on 56.

Waugh went on to score 120 from 110 balls and Australia won the match with two deliveries to spare.

If Ncube had kept his composure after the foul, Bamala was likely going to show Jaure a second yellow card for his foul from behind.

Instead, the burly forward took the law into his own hands and there was no way he was going to remain on the pitch after such behaviour.

Bosso without their chief striker went on to miss a glut of chances as they dominated possession against the defending champions.

The Bulawayo giants were punished late in the game when Mushure was bundled down inside the box by Mthulisi Maphosa.

Mushure picked himself up and scored from the resultant spot kick to send dynamos back on top of the log.

Comments (7)

shame on you jaure tarnishing the image of our team.pliz change your attitude.dmbare for life.

kennedy pirikisi - 28 October 2013

That's true. both players really deserved to be sent off. its silly to earn cards in such a manner. yes red cards are there in soccer but they must not be earned cheaply like that. no wonder why our players are failing to break into big leagues. you cannot make it with such indiscipline. in other leagues, teams fine players for picking cards in that fashion.

Black Crow - 28 October 2013

We call it -heat-of-moment especially with these young players. I bear with them. But the rules of the game must take thier full cause- so that these young players learn. but maplayers edu, vanoda support yedu munguva yakanaka kana yakaoma sazvino...Good luck jaure, good luck Njabulo...please pick yourselves up, and move one...there asre worse examples than yours...chikuru kumuka kana wapunzika...ukaramba wakarara ndoproblem

TaTanga - 28 October 2013

from all news sources I have read this analysis about the game is a cut above the rest, for jaure surely he must be punished severely possibly for half of season we saw what happened to luis surez lengthy ban , imagine wayne rooney chasing howard webb after being sent off wanting to beat him its unheard of.

ggmu - 28 October 2013

Caps United supporters will remember a simillar incident in the same stadium when Njabulo Ncube deliberately elbowed a Caps player in retaliation 4 months ago. Unfortunately that completely missed the referee of the afternoon. Shame on u Njabulo Ncube for such unsportsmaniship behaviour!

mbatatisi - 29 October 2013

Caps United supporters will remember a simillar incident in the same stadium when Njabulo Ncube deliberately elbowed a Caps player in retaliation 4 months ago. Unfortunately that completely missed the referee of the afternoon. Shame on u Njabulo Ncube for such unsportsmaniship behaviour!

mbatatisi - 29 October 2013

I have lost all respect for Jaure in particular because after he was attacked in retaliation, it served him good that he was going to be sent off together with Njabulo, so it would have evened teams out. He has grown too big-headed and dynamos should slap him with their own sentence for the rest of the season. We need to win or lose with dignity. He is not indispensable and not above the institution called dynamos, though he is a good player. As for Njabulo, it was as if he had been bribed. The best thing would have been to roll himself on the ground which could have helped him deal with his useless temper. The bad tackle deserved a yellow card and he would have benefited and helped his team. Highlanders can also do without him, and should mete out their own justice on him. Thanks reporter for the balanced article

Gutsie - 29 October 2013

I do not condone violent conduct in sport by players or supporters. However, the way people are reacting to this incident suggest that some people are either too emotional or naive to appreciate the circumstances and profile of the match. In such high profile matches, tension and tempers are likely to flare, this is why it is important for league administrators to assign the best officials for these high profile matches. Lets not fool ourselves that all the 16teams are equal, they are not. No doubt, the matches between Dynamos and Highlanders are very big matches, only rivaled by Warriors matches involving renowned African giants such as Egypt, Nigeria and Cote D, vore. So assigning a greenhorn of a referee for such a match was aunforgivable on the part of ZIFA and PSL. These things are not unusual in a game where emotions run high. Does anyone remember a few years ago when Zinedine Zidane headbutted the lights out of Marco Materatsi in a world cup match? To those who were seeing the sunday incident for the first time, just watch south American League matches and you will realise that referees have to be on top of the situation all the time otherwise they will be floored countless times in a single match.

Pepe - 29 October 2013

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