PSL charges Mapeza, Murape

HARARE - The  Premier Soccer League (PSL) has summoned FC Platinum mentor Norman Mapeza and Dynamos assistant coach Murape Murape to appear before their Disciplinary Committee.

Both coaches have been charged “for allegedly committing acts of misconduct” arising from their behaviour during their teams’ matches.

Mapeza completely lost his cool after watching his side go down 2-1 to Harare City in Castle Lager Premiership match on October 8, at Rufaro Stadium.

The FC Platinum coach protested heavily against match officials at the final whistle as he argued William Manondo’s goal for the home side should have been ruled out for offside.

The former Warriors skipper had to be restrained by Harare City marshals and the police as the heated argument almost got physical.

“Mapeza is said to have contravened Order 31 of the PSL Rules and Regulations which makes it an act of misconduct on the part of a player, official of a club who:  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,” reads the summons.

Mapeza’s hearing has been set for November 1.

Murape has been charged for his conduct before, during and after last weekend’s Harare derby against CAPS United at the National Sports Stadium.

It is alleged that Murape visited a local hotel where Makepekepe were staying ahead of the match before he got into an altercation with the clubs security personnel.

At the venue, Murape also tried to enter the United dressing room before another confrontation with the Makepekepe security.

During the match, Murape was also ejected to the stands for his excessive celebrations every time the Glamour Boys scored.

At the final whistle, Murape returned to the pitch where he entered into another heated argument with fourth official Nomore Musundire before he was whisked away by DeMbare security officials.

The Glamour Boys’ assistant coach hearing has been set for November 8.

Both coaches risk getting touchline bans and a fine if they are found guilty for any offence during the hearings.

With FC Platinum still in the hunt of a league and cup double, Mapeza is likely to be one of the leading contenders of the Coach of the Year gong.

However, a conviction by the PSL’s Disciplinary Committee would make him ineligible for selection for the award.

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