GUILTY! Bosso slapped with $4 000 fine as game awarded to Dynamos 3-0

Highlanders fans invade the pitch during the Highlanders-Dynamos match at Barbourfields Stadium on May 14.

Highlanders fans invade the pitch during the Highlanders-Dynamos match at Barbourfields Stadium on May 14.

Ricky Zililo, Senior Sports Reporter
HIGHLANDERS have been slapped with a $4 000 fine after being found guilty of causing the abandonment of a Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match against archrivals Dynamos at Barbourfields Stadium on May 14.

The PSL disciplinary tribunal also awarded Dynamos the match on a 3-0 score line and ordered Bosso to pay the $4 000 as well as costs of the hearing by July 31, 2017.

Highlanders were found guilty of offences which include pitch invasion, missile throwing and violent conduct by their fans during the epic encounter.

“The Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee found Highlanders guilty of causing the abandonment of the match. The match has been awarded to Dynamos FC on a 3-0 score line.

“Further, Highlanders FC were fined a sum of four thousand dollars ($4 000), which fine together with the cost of the hearing shall be paid by the 31st of July 2017,” reads a PSL statement releasing the judgment that was reserved about a fortnight ago.

The match was only played for 42 minutes before referee Munyaradzi Majoni decided to call a halt to proceedings after missiles poured down onto the pitch from the Empankweni stand where the Bosso fans were housed following a Dynamos equaliser by Cameroonian striker Christian Epoupa from what appeared to be an offside position.

Bosso fans threw missiles at second assistant referee Thomas Kusosa for not flagging the Cameroonian, forcing him to flee the touchline to the centre of the pitch.

Highlanders’ players and officials tried to calm down the fans, but all attempts at resumption were met with more missiles at Kusosa, whom they felt had deliberately made controversial calls against the Bulawayo giants in previous games.

After about an hour of stoppage and with the Bosso fans adamant that Kusosa could not return to the touchline, referee Majoni and match commissioner Edson Nkau resolved to call off the match.

Highlanders’ chief executive officer Nhlanhla Dube said they would appeal the judgment.

“We have seen the judgment and we’re certainly going to appeal,” said Dube.

The three free points Dynamos were awarded by the tribunal catapulted them up the league table from eighth position to sixth and they are now tied on 20 points with Highlanders and FC Platinum.

The judgment comes a week after Highlanders were summoned to appear before the same PSL disciplinary tribunal following their abandoned match against FC Platinum at Mandava Stadium in Zvishavane on May 28.

That match was abandoned in the 94th minute after police tear-gassed Bosso supporters following incidents of missile throwing by a section of the fans.

The fans were protesting a last minute penalty awarded to FC Platinum in the dying seconds of the match.

Bosso were leading 1-0 and a stampede ensued when police fired tear gas at fans after FC Platinum goalkeeper Petros Mhari had levelled scores from the penalty spot.

There was pandemonium as some fans ran onto the pitch while players and officials were still on the pitch to escape from the tear smoke.

Match officials, players and technical staff of both teams had to jostle with fans to escape the choking tear gas.

The PSL disciplinary committee will again decide what happens now, but judging by their latest ruling, the outcome is almost certain to involve another heavy fine for Bosso. They are also expected to forfeit the match to FC Platinum on another 3-0 score line, denting Bosso’s goal difference, reduced to three by the Dynamos judgment. If FC Platinum are awarded the match as expected, Highlanders’ goal difference will be slashed to zero.

@ZililoR

Pin It
  • Great Zim

    Let this be a valuable lesson to every football hooligan that their team stands to lose big time due to the their very bad conduct. Please curb your frustration and ensure you are not harming the very team you love so much.

    • Mvuzo

      The judgement does not affect Bosso only but other teams as well. What it means is that when dimbale comes to play in Byo, we need to dorn all blue and invade the pitch do that they lose 3 points they gained unfairly. This will be the trend in all games pitting other big teams. Poor officiating will now be the order of the day.

      • Great Zim

        Go ahead and dorn the blues. Make sure that you celebrate every Dinamo goal when it comes, make sure you boo every bosvo move, make sure you celebrate every penalty awarded to Dembare. If you can do that then the PSL will treat you like a Dembare fan.

        • Willy

          You are sick in your head wena

          • Great Zim

            Really? In your universe anyone who is not a hooligan is sick. Unfortunately for you, planet earth is governed by the rule of law.

        • bh

          will do as you have prescribed. Thanks for the advice

        • Mhofu Chaiyo

          These people are sick in mind. They expected to be given 3 points after causing the abandonment of the match? Being rewarded for hooliganism? Crazy indeed.

        • Elle

          akuhluphi vele lesitshona senu sizasikhuluma okwelanga lonalelo siqeda lapho sidlule sithenga imouthwash

        • Mpendulo Enhle

          confused cocroach. Do you think this is a cup board issue?

          • Great Zim

            If brains were gasoline, you wouldn’t have enough to drive an ant’s
            Go-cart around the inside of a bottle cap. It’s truly amazing the way you never
            let an idea interrupt the flow of your typing, but then, making sense isn’t your
            area of expertise, is it?

      • bh

        and we will put on blue and white indeed…. and sing zora what what

      • kg

        THUS A POINT

  • Dim3082

    Wen Ziff n pls nid money quick they think highlandes

  • Willy

    What else would one expect when the eastern powers of the country are controlling everything. Why didn’t they give Dimbare double points so that they win the league kudlule lokhu.

    • Unendoro11

      Because dembare ddnt cause the violence

  • bh

    I think this is ok. Let them do what they want to do. Okusalayo yikuthi iBosso yibosso ngenkani. Ongafuniyo njengabo kayekele. Why not just give Dembare 3 points? Why not a score line of 3-1 or 2-1 since we had scored? Nx!

  • s

    why not give dynamos six points and we forget. asifuni bumbulu.

    • Great Zim

      Do your hooliganism in the return leg and we get the maximum 6 points from you. Good donation bro. Keep it up, we need the points.

  • Valembe

    Dynamos scored only one goal and that is what they deserve!!!!

    • Great Zim

      Dinamo ! They deserve 3 points and the 3-0 score line. In future , stop your hooliganism and spare your team all this pain. It’s that simple. Hope you know your actions have consequences against the very team you love.

      • Willy

        Ssh shut up wena we will never stop vele safa kudala thina you can take all the points from Bosso we don’t care. Kodwa kasifuni ubumbulu thina.

        • Great Zim

          The PSL will never stop docking bosvo 3 points on a 3-0 scoreline as long as you hooligans misbehave. We are always happy to get all three points from morons like you. Keep going , you are doing us a big favour.

  • Cetshwayo

    Sizohlala njalo singabalandeli beBosso, this fine of $4,000 and all the other crap just shows ukuthi there is tribalism from Zifa which is owned by ZANU. Bafuna kuwine phela iDynamos vele…impama izokhala vele

    • IYAFOHLA

      Abakakarajwa manje kkkkkk. If they think they have solved a problem they are our proble to solve. Points and fines wont make us accept ubumbulu NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stimbok

    Hopefully lesson learnt.

  • Tsikwela

    Highlanders was supposed to be awarded the game after THEIR HOOLIGANS caused it to be abandoned?? The soccer experts are now suddenly CRY BABIES……another 3 points to Platinum!! Keep up the good work Bosso supporters…be hooligans at every match

    • Thabo

      The disciplinary committee should be bold and not be afraid to award the game to Platinum if that is the fair ruling. Come down heavy on hooliganism. Supporters must know that their actions have a bearing on their team.

      • NDLANGAMANDLA

        grt thinking on the side of isifebe

    • Tumelo

      Small brains as if you are a cat

  • Nkunzemnyama

    This thing between BOSSO and Dynamosi is very bad. Zim PSL is now like intsoro so desgusting!!!

    • Mufudzi Zvamada

      kikiki, Ilike your comment, though I failed to understand what “desgusting” is, hope it’s not another form of “Intsoro” that you seem to be so fond of.

  • Khuluma Magcobo

    Losers always trying to destroy Bosso where do you think the team will get all this money from……let it be done to all teams who are found GUILTY! #BossoForLife

    • Mufudzi Zvamada

      All this money, I thought this was equivalent to only a Honda Fit car, so if as a club we failing to get $ 4 000 where are the takings?? Or is it that my dearest Bosso has no numbers after all in terms of supporters?? Or is it Bosso is littered with corruption in all it’s structures. I guess those claiming to be die-hard Bosso people are the real enemies of Bosso after all. How much have we cost the already limping Bosso in fines us as the supporters. Not to mention the meager takings that end up in the pockets of the elite few.

      • Doctor Do little

        You my man with your level of sarcasm when you utter the name Highlanders are no Highlanders supporter.

        • Mufudzi Zvamada

          I’m a Highlanders supporter who is grieved by the state of affairs at our club. Even how the club has been going down under the experienced hands of our veteran administrator Ndumiso Gumede.

          • Doctor Do little

            Don’t believe you. Even your profile which has the picture of a woman. Don’t believe that. You are too insensitive to people that are hurting an emotional to be one of us. I doubt it very much. You seem to be laughing at people here. Don’t believe. I

          • Mufudzi Zvamada

            Hurting and being emotional, are you serious. It’s this upside down mentality that brews violence when a football team has been defeated. Soccer is a sport at the end of the day we ought to have a winner and a loser, no harm intended. Let’s support our team at the same exercising our ability to reason. If Bosso is making us this dump then it’s guilty of turning us into zombie like beings who can think properly.

          • Doctor Do little

            I still don’t believe you and its getting worse. You are all over the place. ” If my team Bosso is making us this dump then it’s guilty of turning us into zombie like beings who cannot think properly.” That statement says it all. Thank for your opposition but you are not Bosso.

          • Mufudzi Zvamada

            kikiki, the Okapi aspect was just my creative aspect just to add in some bit of humor, since I know people associate us Bosso fans with Okapis. I for one have an artistic mind and I always find that there’s always some humor connotations in every aspect of life. Same as music, there’s a musical connotation to each and every sound on this earth, be it a crying baby, a dog barking & a train rumbling along the rails in a busy city like New York or London. Some of us blessed with a creative mind finds joy in some of these things. Too bad I have confused you more, I doubt very much you’ll be able to decode what I’ve just shared with you in explaining that “Okapi” point. So for you to stand there & clap like a 3 year old promised ice cream shows how dumb you are though you call yourself Dr Doolittle. I kind of like you though, there’s some element of sincerity in all your pretence. Haha

          • Doctor Do little

            You really think that you are a smart man? There are no Bosso fans associated with Okapis. There are individuals that use the Okapi as a weapon of choice and others as a knife to skin goats or other animals with. They are of no apparent race color or tribe and buy the knife where it is available. Only a Moron will associate a knife with a certain tribe or with a football fan. You have no idea who I am and to me it makes no difference who you are. I keep my debates clean and I am not a fan of the Rat, Macimbi, Okapi or Axe theories because I think that people that try to make humor or insults on that type of thing are stupid and childish. I also have no desire to show off my portfolio because at the end of the day it profits me in no way. I am what I am and I am proud of my achievements and what I give back to society to pay back what I got from society. Get off that high horse of yours because to me you are nothing. Most probably some one who job it is to make mischief. What I call myself is of no consequence and if you think you will get me to give you more information of who I am you got another thought. What I can tell you if I told you my name you would know me. You are not Highlanders and will never be. You are FAKE.

          • Mufudzi Zvamada

            haha, Dr Doolittle you need not waste precious time, expounding on who you are. Someone forgot to put a plastic bag in a trash can in their bin and that worm infested garbage resulting from all the moisture and the rubbish just about fairly describes everything about you and your thoughts.

          • Doctor Do little

            Thats what like to see. Your type when on the run resort to insults. That defines who and what you are.

          • Mufudzi Zvamada

            Haha Dr Doolittle, you always make come to some of these discussions but the truth be told, let’s desist from hooliganism. Highlanders is an institution big enough to defend itself. No one can fight for Bosso, even Bosso itself. If you care enough, I recommend this speech, one of the best speeches I’ve heard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCJ8JqtGahQ

          • Doctor Do little

            Look, at this moment you talk about hooliganism. You might want to read what you have just said about someone who has been debating with you. You have just committed internet hooliganism and you don’t even get it.

          • Mufudzi Zvamada

            my wish is to engage you in a clean debate on the many issues bedeviling our motherland.

          • Doctor Do little

            I doubt that will happen. As you can see I am now being censored and my post are being classified as SPAM. So much for freedom of speech. Does not worry me in the least as I do do some other things and will await the day when I can say what I feel without fear or favor. Please note that I am not blaming anyone on this platform for the censorship but my opinions on what we have talked about will remain the same.

          • Mufudzi Zvamada

            Dr Do little forgive me for sharing with you about some of the joys of life like art or being artistic minded. This is too deep for your kindergarten mind obviously, maybe you’ll one day reflect upon my comment & silently thank me for opening & broadening up your horizon.

          • Doctor Do little

            I will only thank you only for making me aware of what we in our region are up against period.

          • Mufudzi Zvamada

            haha, Dr that’s a classic comment right there, though pregnant with nonsense, one has to admit there’s some bit of creativity in your warped way of thinking.

          • Doctor Do little

            You can insult all you want I still plead “the sticks and stones ” theory. Words mean nothing.

          • Mufudzi Zvamada

            sought of some bit of method to your madness!!

          • Doctor Do little

            Indwangu zihlekana izipongo.

          • Mufudzi Zvamada

            Classic Dr Doolittle!!

          • Doctor Do little

            Glad you see it. You will never draw me into an insulting match. It is not in my DNA.

          • Mufudzi Zvamada

            I also don’t do that, I’m an advocate of clean discussions.

  • Ralph

    Sadly none of the highlanders supporters is sorry for getting us cheated, we had come to watch a match and were robbed of our money. Who is going to compensate us? Kasifuni bumbulu benu! Bosso opened a few gates on the day and it was a hassle going into the stadium, who talks about it? Kasifuni lathi lobo bumbulu! After the match and onwards you bragged about causing the match abandonment under the asifinu bumbulu chant, now you are being punished u start crying. Lathi Kasifuni bumbulu benu!

    • NDLANGAMANDLA

      we not crying but we donating to the poor matapi

  • Bongani Dlamini

    While at it they should have crowned DYNACHEAT,DYNARIG, DYNAREFEREES, DYNAZANU the 2017 league champions. Khona nje since the arrival of Modem Ngwenya sesiyizosonyama zabasempumalanga. Kodwa buzaphela ubumbulu – 90 years and counting.

  • Mbla

    Another 3 points to Fc Platinum plus $2000 fine. You don’t solve an error through violence. Violence has no place in our beautiful game

    • Great Zim

      On point bro.

      • m

        it does not matter whether or not we donate points and dollaz kodwa they better know ukuthi asifuni bumbulu thina

        • NDLANGAMANDLA

          well said ASIFUNI BUMBULE VELE
          LOBULEMA ASIBUFUNI
          ABAKHONKOTHE SIBABETHE OKWESIBILI

        • Great Zim

          It matters to bosvo team management and players as well as peace loving fans. They play to win not to donate points and money .

    • NDLANGAMANDLA

      not your beautiful game coz these fuckd up refs are stupid
      your game will never be beautful

  • koka

    nothing new here, we knew that zanu football association and psl were conniving against Bosso. Interestingly the decision on Kusosa will be kept secret. Surely this tells you that they are underhand dealings here. why should experts decision on whether kusosa was correct or not be made public? typical zanu ways of surpressing other people. uneven handling of the same situation. zim football is going to the dogs because of zanu involvement.

    • Wellington

      everything with Chiyangwa inside is rotten, this is the guy who sold state secrets remember

      • Great Zim

        By the way, the ruling came from the PSL Disciplinary Committee, not ZIFA. It is evident that you know nothing about the rules of the game and how football is governed

        • Wellington

          Tseq mwana wehure what do you know about the game to come and warra warra here, go get a life l once told you that your obsession with people’s team will send you to intensive care, there you are on your way. And as mad as you are you will post a reply to this post to confirm your mental sickness and unfortunately for you this time l will not even read what you will hallucinate about.

          • Great Zim

            I am aware that Bosvo has just been docked 3 points on a 3-0 scoreline arising from hooligans like you causing a match stoppage. Hope you understand how your stupidity is costing your team dearly.

  • Doctor Do little

    What is done is done. I think we fuel other peoples egos when we continue this argument especially on a Platform such as this. To date the information we have received from the PSL has been the conduct of those that raided the pitch. When are we going to hear the opinion of the PSL on the refs decision. Are we ever going to know whether it was the correct decision or will we have to wait and see if the precedence will be set if a similar thing happens. The 3-0 awarding of the game, although it has been done by Fifa in similar circumstances is unfair to other clubs involved in any competition that can be decided by goal difference in that at the end of the season if the league is decided by goal difference with a team other than Highlanders the losing team in this instance will be affected by a decision that it had no control over. As a Highlanders fan this does not worry me one bit because we have been through this in the past and it has made us stronger and better because we knew we were not the favorites of match officials so we always play with 2 or 3 men short.What ever the future holds we as fans need to know that Highlanders is a way of life to most of us and its survival is far more important that the decisions of men. When the Sons of Njube, and grandsons of King Lobenghula Albert and Rhodes Khumalo formed Lions Football Club which was later named Matabele Highlanders, in Makokoba Bulawayo’s oldest township, they were creating something to serve as an entertainment and something to be proud of for a people that were under the yoke of colonialism. We came through that. This we can overcome because as the late Jackson Nkau of Highlanders basketball club used to chant “as Highlanders we are one”

    • Mufudzi Zvamada

      kikiki, I will call you Malume as your words, though empty have some grains of maturity. How on earth do you go on to condone hooliganism by saying this behaviour has made you stronger as Highlanders. Since when have you represented Bosso. Even if you come together with your whole clan, you can never be a sample big enough to represent Bosso. That’s the nonsense that made your whole waffling have a permanent place in a garbage/trash can.

      • Doctor Do little

        As usual we have people like you that understand nothing. Where in my comments have I condoned Hooliganism. I am 100% Bosso and nothing can change that. What makes me stronger is not a clan but to Identify with institutions that define us as a region. Do you in that brain of yours think that a man of my age would go around throwing missiles at any one or approve of it? I represent Bosso more than you will ever know Mr. I don’t need you to tell me what I can and can never do. Try to read and comprehend and then maybe a little sense will go into your head.

        • Mufudzi Zvamada

          Unfortunately this has nothing to do with age, actually the moment you introduce the age aspect, the more embarrassing your comments and your reasoning. I’m also Bosso to the core, I hail back to the days of the superb Willard Khumalo and Peter Nkomo, people you’ve been fortunate enough to hear about if you really are a Bosso fan. Let’s unite towards doing away with hooliganism as Bosso family.

        • Mufudzi Zvamada

          Unfortunately this has nothing to do with age, actually the moment you introduce the age aspect, the more embarrassing your comments and your reasoning. I’m also Bosso to the core, I hail back to the days of the superb Willard Khumalo and Peter Nkomo, people you’ve been fortunate enough to hear about if you really are a Bosso fan. Let’s unite towards doing away with hooliganism as Bosso family.

          • Doctor Do little

            I don’t believe you for one minute. I knew Willard Khumalo Titus Majola Fanuel Ncube and am still good friends with Douglas Mloyi . That has nothing to do with what you are accusing me of. I was best friends with Augustine Lunga and Peter Nkomo but that still does not change what you are saying. I don’t advocate hooliganism and never have. We had it in those days as well. I have said this I will say it again. When there is selective punishment for certain teams and then something stinks. Here something definitely stinks.We wait to see what punishment will be metered out to others and it does not need a Prophet to say “it is only a matter of time”.

          • Zwangendaba

            Doctor Do Little, ungazihluphi ngabantu abangafuni ukuzwa iqiniso. Selective punishment is rife in Zimbabwean football and like it or not, Bosso has always been a victim of bad decisions. A few years ago, I remember a case where Dynamos officials or players assaulted the Hwange coach in Harare during a PSL game and Dynamos were docked points. Come end of the season when it was clear that Zifa/PSL’s favourite team was not going to win the league without those points, an appeal was upheld and Dynamos given the 3 points! Which Bosso official or player threw a missile or assaulted anyone. Hooliganism is bad and we as Bosso fans condemn it unreservedly, but it becomes a tall order to control your fans when other teams can do worse and walk away scot free. Right now there is a whatsapp rant from Chiyangwa threatening to deal with Bosso for hooliganism doing the rounds. The man is quite emotional and as much as you want to kid yourself that he will be professional and fair in dealing with Bosso, you already know that wont happen. A long term solution is needed concerning the state of football in Zimbabwe and the current Zifa/PSL leadership is not part of the solution. Bosso needs to look at what it gains from playing in the PSL as it is and decide if there are alternatives. We once pulled out of the League in the past and somehow I don’t think with proper planning it can be catastrophic to do so again.

          • Doctor Do little

            Thank you for your contribution. I really appreciate it. Being human like anyone else I needed to hear a calm collected assessment that you just did. It is reassuring that whilst some try to turn us into something else like the man with a vulgar name who brings out the word “dissidents” fully knowing what emotional flash backs that brings would anyone of us doubt that there are many agendas at work? Chiyangwa does not bother me too much. He is a destroyer and will strip football and whatever he touches to the bone. What I care more about is that in the event that changes happen or what ever comes to play in the future the institution of Highlanders football club that was built on a rock will remain intact.I want my Great grandchildren to know about it, and even those that follow them. In retrospect this kind of situations have brought us together and made us stronger. During these times when we are not so strong socially and financially we must feed on each other for strength. We have to condemn violence where ever it raises its head but at the same time we have to protect the institution which Highlanders is by not permitting anyone to associate our club with the brush of violence. What other idiotic people have said here matters not as this is a sticks and stones situation where words can never hurt the institution of Highlanders.

          • s

            mufudzi you don’t even understand common sense becoz of your hate for about 1000 fans out of the other thousands of us who are normal fans. we don’t condone violence. wait. you haven’t seen anything yet. soon many of these referees will become better in their handling of matches wherever and soccer will become better because of this wake up call. when this happens you will see who is the real hooligan when some big teams go into relegation. I don’t like what happened but the truth it is a wake up call for these administrators of soccer. for one referee who provokes the team like sam chirape of old to be used to punish a team is not ok. I want to tell you that that ref will never like mkandawasvika of old give a good decision for bosso when it is 50-50. we will soon see who the hooligans are I bet you. please understand I don’t support hooligans. what I know is they has always been a bone to chew with highlanders by some people because of its connection with ndebeles. unfortunately we have to say that. please note I say this with a heavy heart. I appreciate that highlanders has at the same time a lot of shona supporters and I have seen and heard that, but I cant run away from the above fact. these guys know soccer not tribalism and I appreciate them. I hope you start saying I am Ndebele or shona.

  • xyz

    what happened when Dynamos players beat up wankie coaches..they won the match and nothing happened to them

    • Great Zim

      Yes they did. So in future do not assume that because Dembare got away with that bosvo can also do the same. Big difference bro. Good to know you are learning quick

    • Col

      What happened to Bosso when you invaded the pitch and beat up chicken inn players last season after you had benefited from bad officiating? Chicken inn were denied a clear winning goal.

  • Mugavimbi_Naledi

    as if anybody expected any differently from gukurahundists …..!!!

    Bosso must be consulting about taking club out of PSL — Bosso will still be the biggest club in this Ruins even idlala koGreenspan. Even eNguboyenja grounds

    There is also nothing in FIFA rules that precludes registering with a PSL in a neighbouring country. Just join SAFA!!

    • Great Zim

      Yes, join the PSL in SA under SAFA and see if they tolerate hooligans.

    • Khan

      This is weed speaking. Don’t expect favours for hooliganism. PSL should hit teams where it hurts the most, the pocket. Rein in fans and let sponsors come on board. I can assure you that the bosso leadership doesn’t share your sentiments about taking the club out of the PSL.

      • NDLANGAMANDLA

        uyanya doti

    • Mufudzi Zvamada

      Haha, I’m a Bosso fan like you and to be honest I’m amazed by your stupidity and dumbness. How can we go and join SAFA and expect to play in Ellis Park stadium in SA which is, 9 h 28 min (858.2 km) via N1, N1 and A6, yet we struggle financially and technically to go and play in Shabanie and Gweru. Distances of less than 150kms. Ubuwula of such levels buyayangisa madoda. Ngempela iqaqa kalizizwa ukunuka.

      • Bosso4Life (the actual deal)

        No sweat …. soccer in SA and Botswana is a lucrative sport while the sponsorship situation is flush. In some cases it even covers team travelling expenses together with other logistical issues. So it is still a good option to play in SA or Botswana. We should give serious thought to leaving the thoroughly discredited Zim soccer fraternity where priority is given to narrow political considerations instead of promoting sportspersonship and development of the game.

        • Mhofu Chaiyo

          Go, we don’t care. That’s where exactly you belong. We will start breathing fresh air after your departure.

          • Bosso4Life (the actual deal)

            You might be pleased to know that I’m currently writing from CT. But I’m coming back. Don’t want an SS to occupy my prime piece of land or my home !!

        • Dumi

          Just listen to his narrative and you will get the idea which spook it is.

          • Bosso4Life(the actual deal)

            Thanks. But don’t worry; I already have positive ID of the bugger !

        • Great Zim

          That would be good riddance to bad rubbish, unwelcome hooligans. When are you leaving?

          • Bosso4Life(the actual deal)

            You know for certain that under the current conditions; soccer without Bosso is dead. By the way it’s we who will be saying good riddance. Have you any idea about the definition of this abbreviation – SS? No, it has no reference to the 1940s German application. For further details, go ask any local white person to assist you unravel the thing. Happy hunting you SS !! Just a small clue … it makes reference to your ethnic grouping.

          • Great Zim

            I do not know what you are claiming. Bosvo hooligans like you need to be crashed and leave genuine bosso fans supporting their team. Bosso team management have agreed to put measures to eliminate hooligans as they are aware they are costing them a fortune in fines and points.

            Reading your post makes blindness a wonderful thing to look forward to. To quote Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”

          • Pastor Maldonando

            He also said “What is more tragic than to see a person who has risen to the disciplined heights of tough-mindedness but has at the same time sunk to the passionless depths of hard-heartedness?” Your hatred for all things of this region is a disease in you Rovimbira. So much hate can only be of the devil. Go forgive you.

          • Great Zim

            I am pleased and thrilled by the latest PSL DC ruling docking bosvo of 3 points on a 3-0 score line to Dynamic Dynamos. Hopefully another 3 points should be docked for the FC Platinum game. Good to know that the PSL have adopted a ZERO HOOLIGAN POLICY.

          • vusumuzi

            by genuine fans you mean imbeciles who are like you and allow to be messed with in all spheres of life. You claim sport is different from other activities but its not , its inter-related inter-twined, where have you ever seen soccer without hooligans? ufuna bible-clutching supporters ebholeni ?????

          • Bosso4Life (the actual deal)

            Just do as I’ve suggested. It will make me a very happy man.

          • Great Zim

            Sorry , I do not take advice from bosvo hooligans. It seems your fingers not only did your typing, but did your thinking
            too. Have you considered suing your brain for non-support? If you’re going to say something that ignorant, you could at least fake a stroke. However, I’ll consider letting you have the last word if you guarantee it will be your last.

          • Bosso4Life (the actual deal)

            Always want to put in the last word; that’s you. But there are other stories fresh off the press that want to attend to. So I won’t be able to engage you ant further on this. See you elsewhere you buggering SS?

          • Great Zim

            In future , never enter a battle of wits unarmed.

          • Bosso4Life (the actual deal)

            You know that I always win hands down. You’re no match for me. That’s known by all who take the time to make comparisons In other words; I’ve won any battle with you even before it begins. You’re that stupid !!.

          • Great Zim

            Truly, I never imagined, and at the same time was shocked,
            to see how deeply you still cling to your errors.

            Such loose, lame, empty talk, set forth on the basis of your own reason and idiosyncrasy, would lead me to believe first of all that your opinions amount to nothing. You have lost head, eyes, brain, and heart, since you know neither shame nor fear, and dare wager all according to your whims.

        • WeManga

          Whoever stopped you? We will b very happy to c u go. Sick and tired of ur hooliganism and this comes from deep tribal!ism

    • Bosso4Life (the actual deal)

      No need for us to resort to playing at inferior grounds …. The City of Bulawayo recognises Highlanders FC as an important institution in terms of historical and cultural significance, besides being a vital driver of sports development in our city. Rest assured they will give first preference for the use of BF to Bosso no matter which league the club will be playing.

    • Mhofu Chaiyo

      Kikkkkkkk, only thinking of heaven Mzansi, shame. Even if we were to give you self rule in your regions, it proves that you’ll hand over the territory to SA. Ummmm, haaa, I surrender.

      • NDLANGAMANDLA

        we??? why are you including yoself u siyelele

      • mqino

        you stupid tribalist

        • Mhofu Chaiyo

          But you’ve heard what i said. Empty headed Mqino.

          • William

            While your head is full. Of uthivi

      • Bosso4Life (the actual deal)

        Stupid. It’s not your prerogative to hand “self rule” to anyone. The region will attain self determination without your presumptuous notions of colonialist power. And yes. SA is a more user-friendly nation towards Ndebele people. after all every indigenous ethnic group in that country has close cultural and linguistic ties to them.

        • Mhofu Chaiyo

          You need to be ruled for the next 1000 years because you don’t have brains. That’s why you run to eGoli after completing your grade seven. You only think of GP, eGoli..kkkkkk, shame.

          • Dumi

            Funny coming from a people who know how to RUN a country, sorry correction RUN A COUNTRY DOWN.

          • Troy

            True Dumi. You give these people a stone they will break it. They just know how to destroy

          • Bosso4Life (the actual deal)

            Ian Smith’s 1000 years of white rule lasted exactly 17 years. And he was smarter and tougher than your lot. Let’s see you go the distance?

          • Shlama

            There are Shonas in RSA than any Zim tribe

    • koka

      my thinking as well. Bosso will be better off competing in SA PSL than in a tribalist league.

      • Great Zim

        They are free to go. What’s stopping them? The feeling is mutual by the way. The majority of the teams are fed up.

      • Mufudzi Zvamada

        Haha, I’m a Bosso fan like you and to be honest I’m amazed by your stupidity and dumbness. How can we go and join SAFA and expect to play in Ellis Park stadium in SA which is, 9 h 28 min (858.2 km) via N1, N1 and A6, yet we struggle financially and technically to go and play in Shabanie and Gweru. Distances of less than 150kms. Ubuwula of such levels buyayangisa madoda. Ngempela iqaqa kalizizwa ukunuka.

        • koka

          stupid tshona. in SA football is a business and corporate sponsorship is very much alive. in zim they are few corporates and zanu dirty hands are all over zifa. Bosso will do very well in SA PSL league and bring better and quality matches at eMagumeni.

          • Mufudzi Zvamada

            Don’t display your stupidity plus your ignorance, when corporates sponsor these teams there is a catch to it. Vodacom can sponsor a team so as to increase its market base. What will a South African company benefit by sponsoring a foreign inferior team, whose fan base is outside the borders and probably fall beyond its geographical market. Why would Vodacom sponsor Bosso from Zimbabwe when Bosso fans at home in Zimbabwe are not on Vodacom?? Emagumeni will never ever see foreign teams playing in the same league. This is utter stupidity at its worst. Shame awulangqondo njani, ucabanga njengosane, i wonder how old you are??

          • Bosso4Life (the actual deal)

            Unfortunately you’re exposing your own ignorance. Vodacom has a presence in zim. It has major shares in a well known local mobile communications company. Besides, in spite of government attempts to stop imports, most consumer goods and services in zim have SA origins. Trust me; corporate SA will be glad to support Bosso.

          • Mufudzi Zvamada

            No corporate will sponsor a team that falls outside it’s market. Today’s competition and slim margins don’t allow for un-budgeted spending. Businesses are being analysed on their ability to maximise shareholder’s wealth. Unfortunately this is too deep for you still in kindergarten psychologically.

          • Bosso4Life (the actual deal)

            You’re not listening well. Bosso, in spite of being outside SA, is well within the wider SA market. Look at the label on the underpants you’re wearing or that toothpick you’re using to free your gnashers of bits of food left over from your lunch. And that’s just a tiny fraction of evidence that I can use to credibly support my argument. Want anymore? Then you’ll have to pay me for the time and resources that I will be using to produce a list of such great length that it will take all day to write.

          • Mufudzi Zvamada

            We get to consume SA made products via our retailers who cross the boarders to get the products. We’re not necessarily the intended consumers, those goods will be intended for SA consumers. Just because you wash using MAQ that Omalayitsha bring for you smuggled via being hidden underneath seats doesn’t mean the producer of MAQ now recognises you as the final consumer. Take fo insatnce Emirates, it sponsors big teams in Spain because Spain is one of it’s biggest destinations. Ask yourself why Emirates doesn’t come to Zim and sponsor our beloved Bosso. It’s because Emirates doesn’t recognise Zim as a destination though it passes via Harare and Zambia on its SA and London trip.

  • Gxabhashe

    banikeni 9*points asincengi uburema ,vele what du you expert from oChiyangwa he’s Dynamos from birth,bonke laboMubayiwa ,God is watching u provoke us deliberatley and u expect us tu be quiet…..take yo points see if it will change us…90+years and still counting Bosso for Life….

    • Mufudzi Zvamada

      kikiki, wena vele njengawe uyasingisa thina ama supporters e Bosso. First by using a Pseudo name of a fake character on an SA soap opera “Uzalo”. Chances are high you haven’t understood what I have said. Vele kawuzwanga what I have said ngoba isikhiwa singekho ekhanda wena sthuthandini seMandwandwe.

  • DOCTOR NGWENYA

    we will never allow corruption in the country and on the other side killing sports
    stop that you shona people.

    • Mufudzi Zvamada

      Hooliganism has no room in soccer go anywhere, FA League, La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga. Do your homework before being quick to comment.

  • Unendoro11

    Kana Castle Lager Premiership yanetsa endai chimbonotrayai ABSA premiership

    • Mufudzi Zvamada

      kkiki ABSA tinoyenda neyi when we can’t even afford kuyenda pa Gweru or Shabanie, what more 900kms or so?? Unless kana kuchiyendwa netsoka, so that vakomana vema tomi navo vanotevera.

      • Unendoro11

        Vanga vachema chema ka kuti tiri kubatirirwa nemasvina tirati endai kuti nani

        • dzunguboy

          Haaa iwo mandevere pfungwa dzavo dzagara hadzina kunyatsoti kwesere.handiti ndiwo ainzi madzviti here ,they love violence all the time.sekuru vavo lobengula handi ndivo vakakonzeresa violence muno vatengesa nyika ne sugar…….like father like son…

          • Unendoro11

            Tanga tati vaende zvavo vanozviitira ikoko kwa Zwelithini kwavakadzingwa

        • Mufudzi Zvamada

          kikiki, manje pamaborders pavakuitwa scanning, ma Okapi haazowonekwe here akasara pa border, kikiki

          • Unendoro11

            Vanorarama pachi stone age mani .. ndati dai tambokokorodza mandevere ese toaisa muma refugee camps … tinganetswe nevanhu vakatiza Tshaka less than 200 years ago

  • Rude Chikabala

    This is too lenient a punishment. They must be punished severely so that they wont think of doing it again. These are dissidents and not football followers

    • makhosi

      ASIFUNI BUMBULU hole

      • Great Zim

        Nyora chirungu iwe imbwa yemunhu. Kummhhatta kwako kusinga pisikwe

    • mjafa

      your name says it all .mind yo words sir

    • Col

      If I were on the pannel of the disciplinary committee, I was going to suggest a 5 match stadium ban for their ‘supporters’ on top of all this for it to be deterrent enough, eish!!

  • Maluma Makhovula

    uryt wena kabaTSHIYANE lomdlalo wepumalanga lo

    • NDLANGAMANDLA

      batshele bekele ukusisuzela kunuka ilizwe lonke ngumsuzo wabo

      • Mufudzi Zvamada

        Is that all you wanted to contribute??

        • NDLANGAMANDLA

          wena ubusithin since uthole lokho

          • Mufudzi Zvamada

            Ngimangazwa yikuthi labangela’ nto zokukhuluma, bayawuvula umlomo baphalaze nje ngempela.

          • NDLANGAMANDLA

            so wats amazing abt that

          • Mufudzi Zvamada

            fokof’ skothen’ bayibiza ngenja!!

  • Maluma Makhovula

    guts dont expect us to think the same way as Zifa does ….if we do not like what they are doing ….we do not…hence dont try and convince us….its not ryt and it will not….

  • Thando Siziba

    KKKKK who was the top scorer for the game?

  • kg

    The club must appeal otherwise we are going to declare war. we better lose more points coz basijwayela kabi #asifuni bumbulu

    • Mufudzi Zvamada

      Hahaha, as if kulento ongayintshintsha wena mangoye, you’re the very people who are tarnishing the image of our Club Highlanders.

    • NDLANGAMANDLA

      well said too

    • Mufudzi Zvamada

      What war are you declaring, I guess even as we used to say let’s play “Tour of Duty”, as kids, we were also declaring war. hahaha

  • kg

    chiyangwa must fall

  • Nkunzemnyama

    Decision taken at the zanu HQ. Sad.

  • Zuze

    Xamu have you got a new name? There is some one on this Platform posing as a Highlanders supporter and he sounds just like you. Please tell me for old times sake.

    • Doctor Do little

      Food for thought.

    • Dumi

      Too near to home mate. You will not get a reply.

  • Bongani

    Dynamos always plays with 15 players including referee, lines men and match commissioner. This type of mentality is the root cause of our economic situation. Zimbabweans will always remain poor. This is because of poor minds. No professional standards in this country. Everything is monkey business. When are we ever going to take ourselves seriously as a nation?

  • mqino

    this is a political decision taken against. its a shame that zim football is marred by favoritism of certain special teams like DYNAMOS which always gets special favours from both ZIFA and PSL. Gone are the days when zim soccer used to be competitive and exciting. now its been reduced to a boozers game thanks to ZIFA and PSL promoting regionalism at the expense of development. Thsi decision was passed without including other factors that contributed to abandonment of the match. But anyway its zim and DYNAMOS IS BOTH ZIFA and PSL.

  • NHLANHLAYAMANGWE

    the tribalism on this platform is terribly sickening #ASIFUNI TRIBALISM #ATIDI TRIBALISM

    • Patrick Tee

      Well said bro. We are one people!

      • Mobutu Sese Seko Zaire

        true hatidi tribalism

    • Doctor Do little

      NHLANHLAYAMANGWE you have to admit it is enlightening. The people on this platform do not represent the views of the millions in the country. What is clear is that the time some spend on this platform on certain subjects and go out of their way to give their warped views is an indicator that there are many influential people who benefit from racism, tribalism and nepotism. That some can go on and on without being moderated whilst some who give their honest opinion without bringing in the three sins of Africa are sometimes blocked or moderated. We are far from where we want to be. What makes me see better is that in my neighborhood of Malindela I have good neighbors of different race tribe and color I have live along side with. We leave politics out and when crime knocks at one of our doors we get together and drive it out as a community. We meet sometimes at our fences and borrow each others hosepipes and shovels and talk about where we can get this and that. So take heart in that this platform is not a true reflection of what happens in our houses and with our children. It shows another devil amongst is us.

    • DDL

      This according to my profile has been deleted as spam. This is what we are facing.

      NHLANHLAYAMANGWE you have to admit it is enlightening. The people on this platform do not represent the views of the millions in the country. What is clear is that the time some spend on this platform on certain subjects and go out of their way to give their warped views is an indicator that there are many influential people who benefit from racism, tribalism and nepotism. That some can go on and on without being moderated whilst some who give their honest opinion without bringing in the three sins of Africa are sometimes blocked or moderated. We are far from where we want to be. What makes me see better is that in my neighborhood of Malindela I have good neighbors of different race tribe and color I have live along side with. We leave politics out and when crime knocks at one of our doors we get together and drive it out as a community. We meet sometimes at our fences and borrow each others hosepipes and shovels and talk about where we can get this and that. So take heart in that this platform is not a true reflection of what happens in our houses and with our children. It shows another devil is amongst us.

      • Dumi

        They can not take criticism. It has been read and noted. This is food for thought.

      • vusumuzi

        remember , the rich or well-to-do , group together , and seek protection and nite agains’t the poor!!!. Before they live in Malindela, they live eKasi, then to Malindele. If misfortune strikes, they are back eKasi .In order for the re to be the well to do in leafy surbubs , there has to be the suffering majority in the locations !!!!. You have businesses and the ultimate customer in the majority is the poor kasi fellow , you cant be your own customers there eMalindela and otherr surbubs. Stop boasting !!!!. the poor are created by the surbubians .

        • God of War

          You just wrote a load of rubbish up there. Better stick to sitting under the bridge and drinking hot stuff than commenting here; you are confusing us and yourself. There must be something wrong with you.

        • Doctor Do little

          I have to agree with Ghost of Sparta. Are you smoking something? What is boastful about living in Malindela. If you have nothing to say keep your mouth zipped.

          • Bosso4Life (the actual deal)

            Doctor, doctor; ….. wasn’t expecting that from you. You often come across as a reasonable person. But this? Well, it’s understood; I’ve occasionally found myself in the same situation. Take a breath and try again.

          • Doctor Do little

            I wasn’t expecting vusumuzi of all people to say I was boasting either. He needs to tone down his analysis. There is nothing special about living in Malindela. I honestly think its him who should take a breath.

          • Bosso4Life (the actual deal)

            OK Doc. All’s well now that you’ve explained.

          • Doctor Do little

            I think that this platform can some times cause one to be wary and even having said that I respect vusumusi’s contributions and in this particular situation I am proud to be in the trenches of the internet with him. It is good to have people like you who so we can remind each other when we fail to human weaknesses so I do apologize to vusumusi about that silly remark I made.

          • Bosso4Life (the actual deal)

            Thanks Doc. That’ true sportspersonship. However, we all have failings, I in particular. You may recall the tirades that I’ve made on previous occasion when confronted by unbending imbecilic cretins like the character who goes by the profile of Great Zimbabgwe. You’re a great guy and I always appreciate your nuggets of wisdom.

          • Doctor Do little

            I think that this platform can some times cause one to be wary and even having said that I respect vusumusi’s contributions and in this particular situation I am proud to be in the trenches of the internet with him. It is good to have people like you who so we can remind each other when we fail to human weaknesses so I do apologize to vusumusi about that silly remark I made.

          • Mufudzi Zvamada

            Haha stop having unrealistic expectations from people, Dr Doolittle is human and is free to do whatever he wishes. I hope you’re not the kind that have unrealistic expectations even on their spouse only to commit atrocities when they discover them in uncompromising situations.

    • Njabulo

      Njabulo (libertyatliberty@gmail.com):Ladies and gentlemen ,l have been a Bosso supporter since l was ten years. l am really bothered about what happened in the last game played by Highlanders FC V Dynamos FC and FC Platinum v Highlanders FC. Highlanders FC , its supporters and other teams including their supporters must know that ZIFA is Zimbabwe’s football governing body that was set up or established to govern all soccer clubs (at higher and lower levels) ,national team, management teams’ staff ,and their owners. This encapsulates the referees, their assistants, and the owners of the football teams. This also encompasses football for women clubs ,management staff, owners and national team for women .Whereas ZIFA as Zimbabwe’s football authority, is vested with the authority/power to regulate the rules and regulations which are the basis of the smooth running of the soccer fraternity in Zimbabwe. Whereas this department sees to it that each and every soccer player and all involved in soccer, including soccer commentators conduct themselves in a way that is in line or rather compatible with the rules, values and regulations of ZIFA ,which ZIFA derives from the world football governing body(FIFA). In the event of any breach of these rules embodied as codified rules in the ZIFA book of governing rules, fines are imposed, sanctions are also imposed and/or any necessary disciplinary measures are levelled against those who would have violated the governing norms, values and rules. Whereas there is no any single person or soccer body/club that can defy these rules or challenge , unless through the appeal system set up by ZIFA/FIFA .That is if the football club is discontent with the outcome of their case by ZIFA .This is what every person must know in Zimbabwe. And is also a reminder to ZIFA of its responsibilities. Having mentioned the above ,it would appear that some ZIFA officials, Referees, Highlanders officials and administrators are bringing the most beautiful game in the world into disrepute by their actions in Zimbabwe. A referee represents ZIFA and FIFA .lt appears that some referees are not impartial in discharging their duties. They tend to favour other teams at the expense of others. Thus what happened in the Highlanders FC v Dynamos FC game which was abandoned and also in the FC Platinum v Highlanders FC game. ZIFA must take reasonable steps to punish that official who officiated in the Highlanders FC v Dynamos FC, for not handling the match properly and for causing mayhem in the stadium(at Babourfields). Some people could have died due to that mismanagement of the game by the referee .It is the role of ZIFA and football clubs to protect the football funs and players of any club, from any harm that may eventuate from the most beautiful game in the world. Similarly, Highlanders FC , its supporters and other teams including their supporters, must know that Football is not meant to harm anyone through any form of action that is deliberately exhibited by footballers or all involved in soccer. It is meant to be enjoyed by everyone. Football is not to be used to settle scores or grudges. Highlanders FC , its supporters and other teams including their supporters, must know that football cannot be used to further any political ambitions of certain political institutions. Football is a game that must be void of all evils and politics. lt must be used to bring all people together from all walks of life. There must not be any discrimination in this beautiful game. But in Zimbabwe some people seem to use it to fight tribal wars and political wars. ZIFA/FIFA does not condone that. l watched one video which is in circulation, whereby one spokesman for Bosso was urging people to use football to vent out their political problems. He was even saying that Highlanders FC is bigger than ZIFA/FIFA ,that is completely wrong. That is misleading the supporters. Even rich football teams in Europe or national teams ,are not bigger than FIFA. FIFA /ZIFA has the prerogative to bun Highlanders supporters or any other football team supporters from going to attend the soccer matches for Highlanders or any other team supporters if they turn football matches into political rallies .Conversely ,FIFA can impose sanctions against ZIFA for bringing soccer into disrepute in Zimbabwe. As it is ,Zimbabwe was banned from participating in the forthcoming world cup for breach of FIFA rules.Although l am partly blaming Highlanders FC for not being able to tell its supporters ,how to conduct themselves during football matches, that does not mean to say that that referee ,who officiated in the Highlanders FC v Dynamos FC game, was right to award a goal to Dynamos FC even when the goal scorer was in an offside position . This is my opinion as a Bosso supporter.

    • Bosso4Life (the actual deal)

      Funny how it’s called tribalism when an Ndebele person expresses contention; but it becomes free expression of views when it is done by a shona.

      • kg

        man or woman you are good. thus the truth

  • Baba Mutemo

    $4000 is too little! Bosso should have been banned for 6 months to teach them that we do not have room for hooliganism is Zimbabwean soccer! I urge Zifa to review this ruling!

  • Talaza

    The heavy hitters are on site.

  • ANGIFUNI BUMBULU

    ITS UNFORTUNATE FOR BOSSO AND REAL SUPPORTERS OF BOSSO SOKWENZAKELE UBUMBULU BUT ZIFA AND PSL BACATSHA NGEBHETSHU ISISUSA SENDABA ITS THE OFFSIDE GOAL NOTHING IS DONE TO KUSOSA BUT PSL IS QUICK TO PUNISH BOSSO NGOBUMBULU BUKA KUSOSA

  • The Watcher

    I dont understand how Dynamos can be awrded 3-0 scoreline when Bosso had already scored? y not 3-1 or something if the intention is to awrd them points. By saying 3-0 are they nullifying the goal that was scored? R we saying Kutsanziras goal is cancelled totally and wld not count in his tally at the end of the season? The mathematics there doesnt add up

  • Rtd general

    Poetic justice another 3 points and a hefty fine expected.this should teach these so called Bosso supporters a lesson to condemn hooliganism to the core.True supporters should take leading roles in rooting out hooligans. I remember in 2002 when we beat up one guy for throwing a missile into the field.it started with us bcz we didn’t want hooligans to disturb our treble

  • vusumuzi

    Some fools here saying we do not want tribalism , kkkkkkkkkk , yet living it , seeing its evil , hearing its evil daily, and they come here to play ngcwele ngcwele !!!!. After the soceer matches we go back to our tribally priviledged lives, Shonas in authoritative positions, even bringing relatives to be employed and full kubo TM labo OK !!!! then fools say asifuni tribalism. Aliyifuni ngaphi?Ebhoreni kuphela , but other spheres of life ke ??????? Iyaphila i tribalism , and futhi ngeNduna , yimbetumehlwana ebhekane lawonke umhlali wakulo umhlubulo welizwe. Imbi but iyaphila , practised and implemented at the Highest Offices. Abadla kamnandi ezweni bafuna ukudla bethule beqamba amanga nethi abayifuni , kodwa beyibona mihla ngemihla !!!!!

  • Nkomazana

    Potential activation energy

  • Njabulo ;libertatliberty@gmail

    a.Njabulo :Ladies and gentlemen ,l have been a Bosso supporter since l was ten years. l am really bothered about what happened in the last game played by Highlanders FC V Dynamos FC and FC Platinum v Highlanders FC. Highlanders FC , its supporters and other teams including their supporters must know that ZIFA is Zimbabwe’s football governing body that was set up or established to govern all soccer clubs (at higher and lower levels) ,national team, management teams’ staff ,and their owners. This encapsulates the referees, their assistants, and the owners of the football teams. This also encompasses football for women clubs ,management staff, owners and national team for women .Whereas ZIFA as Zimbabwe’s football authority, is vested with the authority/power to regulate the rules and regulations which are the basis of the smooth running of the soccer fraternity in Zimbabwe. Whereas this department sees to it that each and every soccer player and all involved in soccer, including soccer commentators conduct themselves in a way that is in line or rather compatible with the rules, values and regulations of ZIFA ,which ZIFA derives from the world football governing body(FIFA). In the event of any breach of these rules embodied as codified rules in the ZIFA book of governing rules, fines are imposed, sanctions are also imposed and/or any necessary disciplinary measures are levelled against those who would have violated the governing norms, values and rules. Whereas there is no any single person or soccer body/club that can defy these rules or challenge , unless through the appeal system set up by ZIFA/FIFA .That is if the football club is discontent with the outcome of their case by ZIFA .This is what every person must know in Zimbabwe. And is also a reminder to ZIFA of its responsibilities. Having mentioned the above ,it would appear that some ZIFA officials, Referees, Highlanders officials and administrators are bringing the most beautiful game in the world into disrepute by their actions in Zimbabwe. A referee represents ZIFA and FIFA .lt appears that some referees are not impartial in discharging their duties. They tend to favour other teams at the expense of others. Thus what happened in the Highlanders FC v Dynamos FC game which was abandoned and also in the FC Platinum v Highlanders FC game. ZIFA must take reasonable steps to punish that official who officiated in the Highlanders FC v Dynamos FC, for not handling the match properly and for causing mayhem in the stadium(at Babourfields). Some people could have died due to that mismanagement of the game by the referee .It is the role of ZIFA and football clubs to protect the football funs and players of any club, from any harm that may eventuate from the most beautiful game in the world. Similarly, Highlanders FC , its supporters and other teams including their supporters, must know that Football is not meant to harm anyone through any form of action that is deliberately exhibited by footballers or all involved in soccer. It is meant to be enjoyed by everyone. Football is not to be used to settle scores or grudges. Highlanders FC , its supporters and other teams including their supporters, must know that football cannot be used to further any political ambitions of certain political institutions. Football is a game that must be void of all evils and politics. lt must be used to bring all people together from all walks of life. There must not be any discrimination in this beautiful game. But in Zimbabwe some people seem to use it to fight tribal wars and political wars. ZIFA/FIFA does not condone that. l watched one video which is in circulation, whereby one spokesman for Bosso was urging people to use football to vent out their political problems. He was even saying that Highlanders FC is bigger than ZIFA/FIFA ,that is completely wrong. That is misleading the supporters. Even rich football teams in Europe or national teams ,are not bigger than FIFA. FIFA /ZIFA has the prerogative to bun Highlanders supporters or any other football team supporters from going to attend the soccer matches for Highlanders or any other team supporters if they turn football matches into political rallies .Conversely ,FIFA can impose sanctions against ZIFA for bringing soccer into disrepute in Zimbabwe. As it is ,Zimbabwe was banned from participating in the forthcoming world cup for breach of FIFA rules.Although l am partly blaming Highlanders FC for not being able to tell its supporters ,how to conduct themselves during football matches, that does not mean to say that that referee ,who officiated in the Highlanders FC v Dynamos FC game, was right to award a goal to Dynamos FC even when the goal scorer was in an offside position . This is my opinion as a Bosso supporter.

  • Thando Siziba

    History, which fans of which club killed a fan of another club and the victim club was not even awarded a single score. Violence is not strictly Highlanders