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Crowd Trouble Ends FC Platinum, Highlanders Match Prematurely

Crowd Trouble Ends FC Platinum, Highlanders Match Prematurely

Highlanders supporters disrupted a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League clash against FC Platinum at Mandava Stadium on Saturday resulting in the abandonment of the match.

Bosso fans were incensed when referee Kuzivakwashe Jaravaza awarded FC Platinum a penalty eight minutes before full time when the scores were 1-1.

The Highlanders supporters invaded the pitch with the intention of attacking match officials, Jaravaza and assistant referee Albinos Zigwati who were involved in the decision.

Police officers then fired tear gas in a bid to disperse the irate fans forcing match officials to abandon the match.

Highlanders are likely to be sanctioned by the Premier League (PSL) for failing to control their fans.

The referee awarded the penalty in the 82nd minute after Highlanders defender Peter Muduhwa pulled down Walter Musona just outside the box.

The decision infuriated Bosso fans, while Highlanders players also refused to resume play after the decision.

This is not the first time that Highlanders fans have forced the abandonment of a PSL match against FC Platinum at Mandava Stadium.

In May 2017, a match between the two clubs at the same venue was abandoned after Ralph Matema had brought down FC Platinum striker, Charles Sibanda, seemingly in the area, with Petros Mhari converting the spot-kick, reported Soccer24.

Police fired teargas to try and control the crowd leading to more violence, with players, the media and fans all not being spared before the game was abandoned.

The incident occurred only weeks after Highlanders’ match against Dynamos was also abandoned following crowd trouble after a Dynamos goal, seemingly scored from an offside position, was granted.

More: Soccer24

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ZONORO 2 months ago

Don't we have VAR here tostop such human errors. And again it does not necesarily that Bosso fans travell from Bulawayo they are all over Zim so it is a fact tgat they can outnumber FC PLATINUM at their home gruong and can easily cuase chaos let the law rule

ngorima mushava 2 months ago

congratulations 👏🎉👍 Orlando Pirates for winning against Simba SC,

King Adoe 🤴🏼 2 months ago

🏴‍☠️ Viva ngamabhakabhaka viva🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️🏴‍☠️


ngorima mushava 2 months ago

..the foul was just outside the box..,so how come the refree said it's a penalty when the said foul was committed just outside the BOX??????

Mafirakureva 2 months ago

You were not there.
The referee was on the spot.

King Adoe 🤴🏼 2 months ago

Sometimes Bosso fans are 100% right, what if the referee decision was wrong

Chawabvunza 2 months ago

Referee's decision is final, runs the soccer adage. If the referee is wrong, there are channels to handle that and not supporters. The number of supporters for Highlanders is not questionable. Supporters are buses and ZVISHAVANE is in Midlands where there is a cross section citizens.


aluvhe zhakata 2 months ago

they put nyaya yenoise yakaitika but they don't put bhora rakatambwa zvakanaka ukatarisa nyaya dzepanapa ndedzezvunhu zvisiri bhoo chete

Chawabvunza 2 months ago

PSL must act decisively and punish Highlanders severely. Highlanders points must be forfieted and given to Platinum FC. It should be fined too. Their behaviour has no room in football.


Mafirakureva 2 months ago

You were not there, were you?
The reporter wasn't on the pitch either
The referee and the Assistant referee were on the spot

Remember, the referee's decision is final.
If Bosso are aggrieved, they know the channels to follow.
But mob rule is not to be tolerated.

ngorima mushava 2 months ago

a penalty for a foul which happened outside the BOX???
what kind of officiating is that .... the refree and his assistant decided to kill what was an exciting game between 2 teams who wre displaying good football.
PSL should look carefully @ the incident ..
Of course pitch invasion isn't good but fans in this current economic environment deserve better because they would have sacrificed their hard earned Cash to come to the Stadiums only for a refree to kill the atmosphere

Mangethe 2 months ago

Where were these supporters coming from ?
That's a lie ,they were FC Platinum supporters
How can supporters of an away team force the game to be abandoned

ngorima mushava 2 months ago

@king , outside the BOX??? I read different papers today all wre saying "the foul was committed just outside the BOX, so how come the refree points to the spot...

These refrees are also contributing to local football demise

Mafirakureva 2 months ago

@Mangethe, given your love for soccer, I find it hard to believe you know nothing about travelling fans.

Are you really suggesting that FC Platinum fans stopped the game when they were likely to go 2:1 up? I support iBosso iBhoso too, but don't get blinkered

King 2 months ago

😂😂😂Taura hako and how come a ref award a penalty whilst the foul happened outside the box

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