Highlanders demand three points in DeMbare match

FOLLOWING the Zifa Referees’ Committee reversal of Dynamos striker Christian Ntouba Epoupa’s red card, the saga has taken a new twist with Highlanders yesterday also writing to the Premier Soccer League complaining about the conduct of referee Anthony Ncube in the league game on Sunday.

BY FORTUNE MBELE

In the letter, Highlanders chief executive officer Nhlanhla Dube said they felt the goal scored by Epoupa in the 1-1 draw was from an offside position and Ncube was supposed to award them a penalty when striker Godfrey Makaruse was hacked down inside the penalty box in the 56th minute.

The Bulawayo giants also said there was continuous disturbance of the match from the Dynamos technical bench “and the ball boys through deliberately throwing a second ball into the field of play while the match was in progress,” and Ncube did not take note of that.

“We are fully cognisant of the decision by the Zifa Referees’ Committee to set aside the red card shown to Dynamos’ Christian Epoupa Ntouba during the game in question and note the expedient consideration applied in this instance. We further note that the setting-aside of the red card (for violent conduct) speaks directly to the call made by the referee of the day,” Dube said.

Highlanders are seeking to be awarded the penalty call on Makaruse and have his yellow card shown for simulation rescinded and that the Dynamos’ goal scored by Epoupa be cancelled.

They further seek that the Dynamos technical staff be cautioned for interfering with the progress of the match and the match officials of the day be censured by the relevant authorities.

The Bulawayo giants also seek to be awarded the match.

“Finally confirm that obvious conclusion that our club is therefore the winner of the said match,” Dube said.
The correspondence is copied to all the PSL governors.

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49 Comments

  1. Handei tione ….

  2. Thats day dreaming Bosso

  3. Comment…Can Bosso goal be cancelled also on the basis that the scorer should have sent off for
    slapping Ntouba.

  4. ITS CORRECT BOSSO,GO FOR IT

  5. Thats the reason why our soccer is going down and down and down. The failed politician, Chiyangwa is a staunch dynamos supporter. He never played soccer and knows nothing about the rules governing soccer. What can you expect from a man who does not know what FIFA stands for? PSL, is also a STUPID org headed by STUPID pple.
    BOSSO IS TREATED UNFAIRLY AND MUST BE AWARDEDTHEIR 3 POINTS. THE YELLOW CARD SHOWN TO A BOSSO PLAYER SHOULD ALSO BE RESCINDED.

    1. NACIDO RICO, you have suddenly rediscovered your anti-Dynamos voice. I couldn’t find you on this platform after the recent Harare derby. You must have been hiding under a giant granite rock. After all is said and done, Dembare bhoraaaaa!!!

      1. Thieves!

    2. Hasha dzako hadzishande Nacido, the problem was the referee in that game, he performed badly. Both teams were treated unfarely by his actions. And, no, you can not just have 3 points for mahala like that, don’t be so desperate. As for the red card, no pressure, we are prepared to not have him in the next 2 games and are still confident will win those matches. In fact Lodza has said Ntouba will not be playing in the CAPS game even if the red card is waived.

    3. Nacido, the only thing you got right is that the problem is Chiyangwa. But you then stooped so low to join Chiyangwa with your diabolical suggestions on how the PSL should resolve Highlanders’ complaint. In one breath you are correctly calling out Chiyangwa for his stupid decision, and in the next you are clamouring for just as bad a decision if not worse?! Was that your Caps blood flowing in overdrive?!

  6. Comment…
    chiyangwa hezvo zvawakatanga, bhora haridi mafeelings

  7. The Highlanders defender is a VERY GOOD player and thats why most strikers find it hard to get past him resulting in frustration creeping in.

    1. to the extend of all national team coaches hating him even to warm the benches???

      i thot we should be directing all our efforts addressing the root cause seeking to rot our beloved zim soccer!!!!! i do not find any difference bettween Highlanders FC plea and the inconsistent decision made regarding Ntouba red card. the ZIFA referees body failure to give enough reason for the rescinded red card surely can not be reasonable justification for level headed Bosso Executive to demand such in their favour.

  8. This day dreaming at its worst ! Three points for what , when the game ended 1-1

    1. the game ended 1-1 and one player with a red card, if the red card is overturned why cant the result be overturned as well

  9. Comment…He is not a GU defender but a rough player, Boss I have Kuda maoffice points zvemuground zvaramba.

  10. Uyahlanya Nhlanhla. Unopenga. You are raving mad!

  11. Highlanders desperate for points.
    Even Messi scored from offside against Juventus, so score now 2 nil?

  12. @ Bright on mashava,that’s a very good point.Excellent one!!!

  13. Nothing will change Chiyangwa’s decision is final ,remember this is the refree committee who say the red card should be nullified ,Bosso ingawawata sei but hapana chinochinga. Bosso ngayizive kuti match hayina kuitwa abandoned so there is no need for them to get 3points.

    1. We all know that chiangwa united will get all the favours and that is well known by other clubs. Dynamos (chiangwa unitef) must have results on the field of play and not on boardrooms or kangaroo courts held in toilets.

  14. This is part 2 of an unfinished story(BF)What goes around comes around.Surely it was going to come that way but the happiest man on earth must be HAYATOU

  15. Comment…If they overturned the red card , why can’t they overturn the “results”. ? Only because its their Dynamos

  16. Now Bosso is desperate. Are your demands going to help them win the league, even top 4? Why dont’ you just try and focus on your future games? In fact us at Dembare are eager for a rematch tichinyatss kukukwapurai.

  17. Continue dreaming Bosso

  18. Philip Chiyangwa made a ridiculous decision, but I believe Dynamos will be honourable and not play Epoupa. I also find it equally ridiculous that people are attacking Dynamos for a decision they did not make. They were well within their rights to register their complaints on the bad officiating. Highlanders are also exercising their right to complain, not that I agree with the childish manner they have premised their complaint. I think to then go on to prescribe how the PSL should resolve their complaints and insinuating that their expectations are based on the foolish decision made by Chiyangwa makes a mockery of their otherwise legitimate complaint. Grow up people!

  19. At Bouberfields when Highlanders protested the referee”s decision they were punished. Now Dynamos has protested the Referee’s decision and have been granted.LATHI SINGABANTU MADODA.Treat us fairly

    1. in as far i have read, i had not come across any formal complaint for the glamour boys stable. what are talking about?

    2. you were punished for crowd trouble which resulted in the abandonment of the match

    3. very true. this year its a matter of handing the trophy to Dynamos, which they do not deserve. shame

  20. madoda nxa selisenza so lingithela isawudo emehlweni.leli alisilo bhora manje.yikutshengisana amandla yini?

    1. english plz or atleast shona that language hatiide

  21. The problem is when clowns run our beautiful game, when failed politicians run our beautiful game that’s what happens

  22. Chiyangwa is showing all and sundry that he is a Dynamos apologist.Remember last year he complained bitterly about the position his team was occupying on the log,now he is making sure that they wrestle the crown through hook and crook.What boggles the mind is this nonentity in the rules of the game is made the Chairman of the Referees Committee.Where did this lunatic practice his refereeing?
    Why did Dynamos lodge their complaint to the overzealous Zifa instead of PSL as per standing orders,I smell a dead rat.This is a replica of the buffoonery of Job Kadengu and Morrison Sifelani days.Keni Mubaiwa should be ashamed of himself for uttering such rubbish,moreso when he is the PSL Chairman imposed by the so called Dr Phidza.In as much as Dynamos needs to win the league,they should win it fair and square not through using a suspended player.This decision by Chiyangwa is so shameless and cursed are we to be led by such an idiotic fellow.Where has the saying “the referee’s decision is final” gone in our football.The referee erred big time throughout the match,no question about it.He failed to deal decisively with errant players hence some chose to take the law into their own hands,which is no excuse what so ever.Come Sunday,I wait to see whether unchristian plays and if he plays then neutrals will be vindicated for saying Chiyangwa is Dynamos through and through.

    1. The coach has already said he is not going to play

  23. I would like to see disciplinary action being taken against Dynamos as well for throwing missiles & balls into the stadium when the game was still on rendering the game unplayable. I would like to see the game being awarded to Highlanders on a 0-3 scoreline just like what happened to Highlanders in 2010 & this year @BF.

  24. Yah,you are correct Bamba. There is a hidden agenda here which we have found out .I think Shonaism and Ndebele supremacy is trying to prove each other in this issue.It is no longer a football matter.Remember at one point somebody gave workers pair of shoes as a package in Bulawayo.So the journey continues.Highlanders as a football club should boycott Dynamos matches even if it means friendly matches. Sesidiniwe yikubanjelelwa!

  25. NACIDO GARA PASI…..WHY IS THE SAME PLAYER BEING THE VICTIM OF HEADBUTING YEAR IN YEAR OUR? IS HE CURSED? WHY NOT A SLAP OR BLOW BUT HEADBUTT? SOMETHING WRONG WITH HIM.TO BE HEADBUTTED BY A FOREIGNER WHO CANNOT EVEN UNDERSTAND YOUR DIRTY LANGUAGE IS A BIG CURSE.AND AS FOR THE QUASHING OF THE RED CARD… YES THAT IS WHAT WE CALL DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY…DEMBARE WOYEEEEE KUSVIKA MATI SORRY

    1. Comment…wish some of the comments here are childish…from both camps…inkosi isisize bakithi

  26. …wish!

  27. Utter madness! Our soccer needs administrators not dressers

  28. 1. Player gets head butted
    2. Referee makes decision,shows red card to offending player
    3. Referee’s decision is overturned and red card is cancelled
    4. Reason for rescinding red card,Only the devil knows why and Only the devil may care.
    5. Other team contests the score line as a goal was scored from an off-side position
    6. A yellow card given to another player is also contested and must be rescinded
    QUESTION: IS THIS A SOCCER MATCH OR A LOBSTER QUADRILLE?

    IS THIS HAPPENING IN THE REAL WORLD OF FOOTBALL OR IN WONDERLAND?

    IS SOCCER BEING RUN BY A TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS OR A GANG OR BAND OF
    MAFIOSI STYLE THUGS?

    WHERE IS THE GAME OF FOOTBALL HEADING???

  29. Ntouba was cleared to play in the next match and DeMbare has no apology to make if they want to use him DeMbare are free to do so. When the Phidza and Company took the bold decision to remove Haoyuta what ever is the correct spelling they had seen what all these people who are making all these noises had not seen for many years. Phidza if quoted accurately in Dailynews said he had to act because the rot that he saw with his own eyes was stupid and sickening. From this statement more misery is befalling the bogus ref l even wonder if he will ever set his foot in a football pitch chero Rezvidhakwa chero rema youth ekuChechi The argument that he should have waited for 3 days to announce the same decision that took him 24 hours to make has no merit.

  30. Singing: Epoupa, ngaadzokere kumusha kwake,
    Epoupa, ngaadzokere kumusha kwake,
    Epoupa, ngaadzokere kumusha kwake,
    Ngaadzokere kumusha kwake.

  31. Isu veDembare zii zvedu sevanhu vakuru,we will not allow our focus for the Caps high profile match to swayed by teams that have nothing to fight for,Bosso should just concentrate on fighting relegation because those so called small teams will not have mercy on them like what Dembare did and if they are not careful they will be dumped in division one with that confused Dutch man.

  32. Jamengweni Godonga

    Award Dynamos 6 points next season courtesy of Highlanders. Game over!!! Then all the rest must contest energetically for second position

  33. Phidza is a clown. Has demonstrated that he has the body of an elephant and brains of a rat. Otherwise he has spoiled a competetive season. Any soccer fanatic should condemn this. UNCOUTH

  34. Comment…fuck u CHIYANGWA & all mbare supporters go to hell with yo team Yemadho…

  35. Chiyangwa here is the man of the match.He has causedall the problems, i must say he is tibalistic in making that silly decision.

  36. fsgsgsfsfsgsgsgsgsgg

    Nonsense! Loads of bunkums. Why to be given 3 points out shit football tactics

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