The PSL has released a statement regarding the violent incidents that marred the Match-day 27 fixtures on Wednesday.

There were interruptions in the games between ZPC Kariba vs Highlanders, Dynamos vs FC Platinum and Chicken Inn vs CAPS United.

At Nyamhunga, Bosso players were engaged in a scuffle with the referee after Prince Dube received a straight red card for stamping on the keeper. The expulsion prompted a stoppage in the play as the striker refused to leave the pitch.

CAPS United players also portrayed a bad picture after they assaulted the referee for awarding a late penalty to Chicken Inn in their match played Barbourfields.

In the game played at Rufaro, Dembare fans caused a lengthy stoppage, throwing missiles on the pitch after Evans Katema was booked for assimilation.

Here is the statement by the PSL:

The Premier Soccer League is appalled by skirmishes and match disturbances that took place during Castle Lager PSL Matchday 27 fixtures played on Wednesday 23 October 2019.

The PSL strongly condemns the unacceptable behaviour witnessed at Rufaro Stadium during a match between Dynamos FC v FC Platinum, ZPC Kariba FC v Highlanders FC at Nyamhunga Stadium and Chicken Inn FC v Caps United FC at Barbourfields Stadium.

Hooliganism has no place in our football and as such we urge football fans, players and administrators to respect the referee’s decision, to abide by the rules and regulations of the competition and to act in a responsible manner.

We further advise all stakeholders to know, understand and respect the 17 FIFA Laws of the game.
We also call upon the ZIFA Referees Committee to investigate clubs’ complaints of poor match officiating.

The League is committed to taking decisive and appropriate action and will work closely with law enforcement agents to ensure that those responsible for this hooliganism are brought to book.

The League is currently awaiting reports from all the relevant parties.

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