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:
- 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.”