United States-based Zimbabwean goalkeeper Tatenda Mkuruva has received a one-game ban for ‘unsporting behaviour’ during a recent league match.

The former Dynamos goalkeeper is on the ranks of Michigan Stars in the National Independent Soccer League (NISA), the third tier of American football.

Stars lost a league game away at Chattanooga last Saturday, with the end of the clash marred by incidents involving players from both teams and officials.

In response, NISA has issued a statement condemning it.

The NISA Disciplinary Committee –guided by the NISA Operations Manual – assessed the following penalties for the incident after the May 8 match between Chattanooga FC and Michigan Stars FC:

 

                 Chattanooga FC:

    • Brian Bement (F): red card, 2-game suspension, plus an undisclosed fine for “violence toward a player”
    • Markus Naglestad (F): 2-game suspension for unsporting behavior.
    • Michigan Stars
      • Remy Tazifor (Assistant Coach): red card, 4-game suspension, plus an undisclosed fine for “violence toward a player”
      • Tatenda Mkuruva (GK): 1-game suspension for unsporting behavior.”