Gamecocks in the dock

HARARE - The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has summoned Bulawayo side Chicken Inn to answer to charges of bribery allegations they tabled against match officials and FC Platinum last month.

PSL chief executive officer Kenny Ndebele, yesterday said the club is expected to appear before their disciplinary committee tomorrow after the referees’ report indicated that Chicken Inn officials accused them of receiving bribes from FC Platinum.

Chicken Inn lost the match 1-0 at Barbourfields Stadium.

According to the referee Thomas Massa’s report, Chicken Inn coach Rahman Gumbo claimed the platinum miners had bribed the match officials.

“1. After the final whistle, ...Gumbo the Chicken Inn coach claimed that the referee was paid by FC Platinum,” wrote Massa.

The Gamecocks secretary general Tavengwa Hara also refused to pay the match officials and threatened them with sanctions from Zifa.

“2. (1)...Hara said he is the pay master and he said he was not going to pay us the match fee to show his anger which he did,” wrote Massa.

“(11) He further said that, that was my last game of the season as he has more powers to do so as he sits on the Zifa board. He used unprintable words which I cannot repeat.”

The referee’s report also cited Gamecocks striker Obadiah Tarumbwa for threatening to beat up the match officials while using uncouth language.

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