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Assistant Referee Suspended in Dynamos, Highlanders Goal Dispute

Highlanders coach Bongani Mafu says the match officials denied them a legitimate goal.

The Zimbabwe Referees Association has suspended a soccer match official, Bongani Gadzikwa, for denying Highlanders Football Club what is widely regarded as a clear goal against Dynamos.

According to the state-controlled Herald newspaper, Gadzikwa was suspended Monday pending investigations after Highlanders strongly protested against being denied the goal in a tension-filled Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday.

Refereee Norman Matemera is said to have indicated that Highlanders scored a legitimate goal but Gadzikwa ruled that Edmore Muzanenhamo scored in the 80th minute while he was in an offside position.