PSL summons DeMbare, Ngezi

HARARE - The Premier Soccer League has summoned Dynamos and Ngezi Platinum Stars for the violence that rocked their Castle Lager Premiership clash at Baobab Stadium on Saturday.

Violence broke out between Dynamos and Ngezi Platinum Stars fans during the second of the match shortly after the home side had scored two quick goals.

The match was also stopped for over 15 minutes as the visiting fans invaded the pitch shortly after their team had conceded two quick goals in the second half.

Prior to that chaos, Dynamos fans had also invaded the pitch and chased away a Ngezi Platinum ball boy from the playing area.

The ball boy had drawn the ire of the travelling fans after he had kicked the ball into Tonderai Mateyaunga’s net during a stoppage in play.  

“The PSL has summoned Dynamos FC and Ngezi Platinum Stars FC to appear before the PSL Disciplinary Committee following match disturbances that occurred at a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match featuring the two teams played at Baobab Stadium on Saturday 28 October 2017.,” the league said.

“Both clubs are being charged for breaching Order 31 of the PSL Rules and Regulations. Dynamos FC are being charged for violence and pitch invasion while Ngezi Platinum Stars FC are being charged for violence and disrupting the normal proceedings of the match.”

Meanwhile, the PSL will tomorrow hold a workshop with clubs in order to come up with a security manual to curb violence at matches.

The football stakeholders’ workshop will be held in Kadoma and will be attended by various key personnel.

This season already, three matches have ended prematurely due to crowd trouble while various other matches seen fans fight in the stands.

The league’s sponsors Delta Beverages has already issued a warning that they are concerned by the violence at matches.

“The PSL continues to be deeply disturbed by the unruly behaviour of some football fans who are not taking heed of calls to desist from violence, pitch invasions and commotion at football matches,” the league said.

“In a move to curtail violence and hooliganism, the PSL is holding a stakeholders workshop with club chief executive officers, security officers, chairpersons of supporters clubs from selected clubs, heads of private security companies and senior Zimbabwe Republic Police officers to discuss security and crowd management at football matches.

“The meeting will review incidents of violence, pitch invasions, disorderliness and match disruptions that have taken place at various stadia.

“Facilitators led by Chief Superintendent Brighton Mudzamiri will also address issues of crowd management and stewarding. The Workshop is expected to draft a Security Manual to be followed at all future Premier Soccer League matches.”

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