PSL Press Release On Violence At Football Matches

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The Premier Soccer League has issued a press release on the continued violence happening at football matches.

This comes after fans invaded the pitch during the game between Ngezi Platinum and Dynamos over the weekend. The play was  stopped twice during the game. They are also reports suggesting that they are some fans who were injured during and after the match at Baobab Stadium.

The statement reads:

The Premier Soccer League 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.

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 football Stakeholders Workshop shall be held on Friday 03 November in Kadoma.

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.