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Bosso fined $8,000 for Shabanie riots

by Sports reporter
09 May 2013 at 04:05hrs | Views
Highlanders have been slapped with an $8 000 fine by the PSL disciplinary committee following the riotous behaviour of their fans during a Premiership match against Shabanie on Good Friday.

Highlanders won the match 2-0 but according to the judgment delivered yesterday, trouble at Maglas started in the 21st minute when Highlanders fans threw missiles onto the pitch in protest to the referee's decision to book midfielder Knox Mutizwa for simulation in the box.

Shabanie Mine were on top of the situation, when Masvingo referee Makonese Masakadza flashed a yellow card to Mutizwa.

The match had to be stopped for 24 minutes as missiles rained onto the pitch and only resumed after police details were beefed up.

The missiles were mainly targeted at assistant referee Allen Parehwa, who had to flee the touchline and declined to resume his position fearing that the worst could happen.

It then degenerated into a war of stones between the Bosso and Shabanie Mine fans which left a number of fans injured after the match.

According the judgment handed by Don Moyo (chairman) Vusi Vuma and Brighton Mudzamiri who made up the committee, Bosso have until the end of this month to pay the fine as well as the costs of the hearing.

Both Highlanders and Shabanie had been brought for a hearing but it was Bosso who have been made to face the music while the Chinda Boys were found not guilty after it was reached that they had provided enough security as the home team.

Source - herald