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Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League Urges Highlanders to Stop Hooliganism


FILE: Highlanders supporters having running battles with the police at Babourfields Stadium.

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has warned Highlanders to desist from hooliganism saying the Bulawayo-based outfit is tarnishing the image of Zimbabwean football.

This follows events that took centre stage at Mandava Stadium over the weekend when the game between FC Platinum and Highlanders was abandoned after Bosso fans threw missiles onto the pitch unhappy with their opponents’ penalty equalizer.

This coming after the same fans caused the abandonment of another game at Barbourfields Stadium two weeks ago.

“We call upon the Highlanders board of directors, executive committee, leaders of their supporters’ chapters, coaches and players to seriously consider taking corrective measures to eradicate hooliganism in football,” said PSL spokesperson, Kudzai Bare.

Bare said, “Football is governed by the PSL rules and regulations, Zifa and Fifa statues. Highlanders leadership must realize that hooliganism will affect not only the club brand but also taints the image of football in general.”

As a result of the Mandava Stadium incident, Highlanders have been summoned to appear before a PSL Disciplinary Committee on June 6th for allegedly contravening Order 31 of the PSL Rules and Regulations.

The club last Tuesday also appeared before another PSL hearing for causing the abandonment of their game against Dynamos two weeks ago.

Although the matter was heard, the judgment is still to be made public.

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