Two Zifa Buscod Southern Region Division One football players from Railstars club were arrested and detained overnight recently for allegedly assaulting a Mpumalanga official at Raylton Sports Club.
The league match between the two clubs was eventually not played after Mpumalanga refused to play alleging they were not safe and made a report to the police, leading to the arrest of the pair.
A source yesterday told NewsDay Sport the two players were arrested and detained at Donnington Police Station and the Mpumalanga official was taken to hospital and asked by the police to submit a medical report.
The source said the Mpumalanga official never returned to the police with the medical report and the players were subsequently released the following day, but police were continuing with investigations over the matter.
Railstars’ secretary Andrew Tawonezvi on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of the players, but said he could not release the names of the players or give any details of the case without authority from the National Railways of Zimbabwe.
Zifa Southern Region chairman Gift Banda on Tuesday confirmed the match had not been played and said they were awaiting a report from the match commissioner Cosmas Nyoni before doing their own investigation into the case.