Bosso in the dock

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Highlanders are set to appear before the Premier Soccer League (PSL) Disciplinary Committee on Thursday for the alleged unruly behaviour of their supporters during the BancABC Sup8r Cup final against Motor Action played at Barbourfields Stadium on September 10.

PSL chief executive officer Kennedy Ndebele confirmed the hearing will take place on Thursday.

“The respondents (Highlanders) will face the PSL Disciplinary Committee tomorrow (Thursday) in Harare after the incident where their fans threw missiles onto the pitch resulting in the injury to Masimba Mambare,” he said.

Highlanders lost the game 1-0 via an Allen Gahadzikwa early headed goal. Mambare was injured before the end of the game after a section of Bosso fans at the Soweto stand threw missiles onto the pitch.

The police had to quell the skirmishes as the fans were throwing missiles. They damaged the perimeter fence in the process.

This is the second time for Bosso to be hauled before the league’s disciplinary committee.

In May the Bulawayo fading giants escaped punishment after the disciplinary committee acquitted them citing lack of evidence. Chicken Inn defender Herbert Dick was also acquitted.

The hearing was necessitated by their fans who threw missiles onto the pitch during a league match against Chicken Inn at Luveve Stadium.

During the incident Frank Mvula and Liberty Chirava, both Chicken Inn players were injured.

According to PSL rules and regulations article 31, 1, 13, a team may face disciplinary committee hearings if its supporters misbehave in any manner whatsoever, inside or outside a ground, before, during or after a match, no matter on which ground the match is played.

Throwing or attempting to throw missiles, bottles and other objects, whether potentially harmful or dangerous is an offence.