Zimbabwe's Dynamos face $2000 fine for violent crowds

Zimbabwe's Dynamos face $2000 fine for violent crowds

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Apr 18, 2018. 11:31

Zimbabwean Premier Soccer League giants Dynamos are facing a fine of $2 000 from the PSL after their supporters threw missiles onto the field in one of their league games.

Dynamos were up against Yadah FC at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday in a game that ended in a 1-1 draw.

The Harare giants are going through the worst possible form and the draw was their third point from a possible 18 this season.

Although the club was fined the same amount for a similar offence last season, their fans have repeated the offence and will see their woes compounded.

According to the PSL’s Standing Order and Fines, missile throwing by fans attracts a $2 000 fine for the club.

The NewsDay website reports that DeMbare’s faithful started raining missiles onto the field in the first half, protesting a throw-in decision that had gone against their team.

Moreover, the situation degenerated into chaos during the half-time break when a police officer unintentionally discharged a teargas canister, and the supporters responded by pelting the law enforcement agents with various objects.

The officers then detonated another canister trying to disperse the crowd, but some fans stormed the pitch seeking safety in the confines of the playing field, forcing a delay in the restart of the match by 15 minutes.

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