Jaure faces further action

HARARE – Dynamos defender Partson Jaure has been hauled before a Premier Soccer League Committee (PSL) to answer charges of misconduct after he was restrained from assaulting referee Thabani Bamala during his club’s 1-0 win over Highlanders on Sunday.

Jaure was controversially sent-off by Bamala at Barbourfields Stadium following a kicking incident with Highlanders striker Njabulo Ncube, who was also shown a straight red card.

The Zimbabwe international defender had to be restrained by his teammates as he furiously charged towards Bamala, apparently incensed by the referee's decision to expel him, for his clash with Ncube.

And according to referee Bamala, Jaure used foul language in rage after his decision to send him off.

In a press statement released by the PSL, Bamala wrote: “In the 30th minute I sent off player number 82, N.Ncube of Highlanders, and player number 27, P. Jaure Dynamos F.C., for violent conduct.

“Following his sending off, P. Jaure (Dynamos) insulted me using abusive language which he complemented with an attempt to physically assault me but was however restrained by his teammates.”

If found guilty, Jaure will receive an extended sentence in addition to the two-match ban for the red card.

Jaure will miss the Glamour Boys' next two matches against Triangle and Shabanie Mine.  

Added the PSL statement:  “In terms of the Premier Soccer League Rules and Regulations Order 31.1.25 it is an Act of Misconduct; on the part of a player, official of a club, officials of the League, member of the Management Committee and a member of any Sub-Committee as the case may be, where it;

“31.2.9 Assaults, threatens, intimidates, coerces, interferes, misleads or insults a match official, player, official of the league, public, press or media, or any other person, before, during or after match.”

Meanwhile, the PSL has also fined both Highlanders and Dynamos for the violent behaviour caused by both set of supporters during the match.

The referee cited in his report that; “In the 52nd minute, the Highlanders supporters who occupied the Soweto Bay terraces threw missiles (plastic water containers, soft drink and beer cans) into the field of play when the Dynamos goalkeeper was injured.

“In the 68th minute, the Dynamos supporters who occupied the Mpilo-End Bay also threw missiles (mineral water containers, soft drink and beer cans) into the field of play in protest to a decision that I had ruled in favour of Highlanders.”

PSL chief executive Kenny Ndebele condemned all forms violence and appealed for fair play.

“The Castle Lager Premier Soccer League is concerned with acts of misconduct and violence during and after football matches,” said Ndebele.

“We would like to appeal to all club officials, coaches, team managers, fans and all our stakeholders to practise Fair Play.

“Fair Play means respect. Respect is part of our game. Everyone has the same rights, including the right to be respected. Team-mates, opponents, referees and fans must be respected.

“Referees are there to maintain discipline and Fair Play. Always accept their decisions without arguing and help them to enable all participants to have a more enjoyable game. Officials are also part of the game and must be respected accordingly.

“Spectators give the game atmosphere. They want to see the game played fairly, but must also behave fairly and with respect themselves.”

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