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Railstars play in empty stadium


Zifa Buscod Southern Region Division One football championship contenders Railstars play their aborted league match against Mpumalanga in an empty Luveve Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

The match was supposed to be played on August 27, but Mpumalanga could not go ahead with the match after alleging their safety was not guaranteed.

This followed the assault of their team medic Mlungisi Zhanero and the arrest of two Railstars players.

The former Premiership side was subsequently arraigned before a Zifa Southern Region Disciplinary Committee and they were found guilty of failing to properly secure Raylton Sports Club, their home ground.

Railstars were fined $1 200 and a replay was ordered in an empty stadium at Luveve.

Njanji will also foot the costs of the game including the travelling expenses for Mpumalanga.

Railstars have also been ordered to make sure Raylton Sports Club is secured by not less than seven police details until a further review by the disciplinary committee.

Meanwhile, Mandla Mpofu-coached Railstars seek to close the gap on log leaders Quelaton when they play Hwange-based Mpumalanga at Luveve Stadium this afternoon.

Railstars beat struggling Zambezi Lions 5-1 at White City Stadium on Saturday.

They are nine points behind Quelaton who beat Ntabazinduna 1-0 at the weekend.

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