Zimbabwe league suspended after Highlanders, Dynamos ugly clash

PSL chief executive Kenny Ndebele has announced the suspension of local football league following skirmishes at the Barbourfields on Sunday which forced the abandonment of the match between Dynamos and Highlanders.

Premier Soccer League chief executive Kenny Ndebele has announced the suspension of the local football league following skirmishes at the Barbourfields on Sunday which forced the abandonment of the match between Dynamos and Highlanders.

The match was called off in the 92nd minute with Highlanders leading 1-0 thanks to a Washington Navaya goal.

“The Premier Soccer League has suspended all Castle Lager PSL matches with immediate effect until further notice following incidents of violence and hooliganism that continue to take place in our football.

“The PSL strongly condemns such acts as they can only serve to tarnish the beautiful game of football.

“We are currently engaging all key stakeholders to find lasting solutions to these challenges. We have scheduled a meeting with Security Officials including the Zimbabwe Republic Police, Club Security Officers and Marshals as well as stadium owners on Friday 20 May 2022.

“Meanwhile, we have requested Highlanders FC, Dynamos FC and the ZRP to furnish us with reports detailing the events that transpired at Barbourfields Stadium on Sunday 15 May 2022. We will take disciplinary action after receiving the said reports.

“We take this opportunity to apologise to all football loving fans, our sponsors and stakeholders. We hope to address these challenges before resuming football matches,” the statement read.

Meanwhile, Dynamos whose fans invaded the pitch causing the abandonment of the Highlanders match have issued a statement condemning the incident.

“Dynamos Football Club is saddened by the violent scenes and hooliganism that forced the match against Highlanders FC to be abandoned at Barbourfields on Sunday 15 May 2022,” part of the statement reads.

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