Assault docket opened against Chitiyo after Caps United defeat to Chicken Inn – Report

An assault docked was reportedly opened against Caps United player Ronald Chitiyo after the forward was involved in a post-match scuffle at Barbourfields Stadium on Wednesday.

The chaos erupted following a decision by referee Happy Mabhena to award a late penalty to Chicken Inn after goalkeeper Tonderai Mateyaunga was adjudged to have fouled Obriel Chirinda inside the box.

The penalty decision caused a six-minute stoppage as CAPS players refused to continue playing in protest.

When they returned to the field, defender Passmore Bernad converted the set-piece to give the Gamecocks a late winner as it ended 1-0.

Pained by the defeat, Blessing Sarupinda, Dominic Chungwa and other players charged towards Mabhena soon after the final whistle but were restrained by the Chicken Inn security and police.

Chitiyo then continued the brawl in the tunnel and assaulted one of the bouncers.

According to Chronicle journalist Sikhumbuzo Moyo, the complainant filed a case against the forward at Barbourfields police station.

Meanwhile, both the Premier Soccer League and CAPS United are yet to comment on the incident.

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