PSL condemns Mandava stadium violence

PSL condemns Mandava stadium violence

The Premier Soccer League has condemned the violence that took place during a Castle Lager Premiership match between FC Platinum and Highlanders at Mandava Stadium.

The PSL stated that there was no place for violence and hooliganism in the game of football and the PSL will not condone such unacceptable behaviour.

Highlanders fans threw missiles during the match which FC Platinum won 3-0. The incident left FC Platinum head coach Norman Mapeza injured and he blasted Bosso fans after the game.

Full statement from PSL:

The Premier Soccer League condemns violence and hooliganism that took place at Mandava Stadium on Sunday 20 November 2016 in a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match between FC Platinum and Highlanders FC.

There is no place for violence and hooliganism in the game of football and the PSL will not condone such unacceptable behaviour.

Perpetrators of violence should be brought to book so that justice is served and violence is eradicated from our football.

We urge the Zimbabwe Republic Police to ensure that those who have transgressed face the consequences of their actions.

We further request clubs to educate the fans and denounce violence in football.

It is worrying that cases of violence and hooliganism have been on the rise this season. Regardless of the fines which are meant to curb the problem of violence and hooliganism, it still continues to plague our football with Highlanders FC accumulating a sum of US$17 625 in fines to date.

It would appear that these fines are not deterrent enough. The PSL will work towards tightening our rules and regulations ahead of next season to ensure that our game is not spoiled by hooliganism.

Further, the Premier Soccer League plans to hold an All Stakeholders workshop which will be attended by security personnel from the clubs, private security companies, the Zimbabwe Republic Police, Local Authorities and club officials to review match organisation and security at all our matches before the start of the 2017 season.

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