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Dynamos Fined, Ill-Fated Match Awarded To Highlanders

The Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee has found Dynamos guilty of causing the abandonment of their ill-fated league match against Highlanders played last month at Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo and fined them US$7500.


Highlanders have also been slapped with a US$5000 fine for their fans’ invasion of the pitch as they celebrated the disputed goal.

Additionally, the PSL have awarded the match to Highlanders on a three-nil score line.

The match was abandoned in the second minute of time added on when both sets of fans invaded the pitch at different intervals leaving the referee with no option but to abandon the match.

Highlanders’ striker Washington Navaya had headed the ball home sending multitudes of Bosso fans onto the pitch in wild celebrations.

This angered the Dembare fans on the Mpilo End Bay and they promptly stormed the pitch and tore the nets on one goal while some attempted to uproot the goalposts.

After police had briefly driven the fans away from the pitch, council workers brought in some replacement nets but they could not do anything as missiles rained onto the goal area as Dembare fans protested the awarding of the goal.

This left the match commissioner Edson Nkau with no option but to call off the match.

The latest judgement increases Highlanders’ points tally to 23 though they still remain on 10th position on the log.

All PSL teams have now officially played 17 matches.