Dynamos face $2 000 fine over crowd trouble

DYNAMOS are facing a $2 000 fine from the Premier Soccer League (PSL), after their supporters threw missiles on to the field of play in their team’s chaotic 1-1 draw with Yadah FC at Rufaro Stadium on Sunday.

BY HENRY MHARA

The Harare giants are going through their worst possible form and their draw was their only third point from a possible 18 this season.

Their woes are set to mount when the PSL considers the transgressions of the Harare giants’ fans during the feisty encounter, which saw Yadah finishing with 10 men after their captain Jimmy Dzingai was red-carded for idiotically returning missiles to the crowd.

The club was fined the same amount for a similar offence last season.

According to the PSL’s Standing Order and Fines, missile throwing by fans attracts a $2 000 fine for the club.

DeMbare supporters started raining missiles on to the field in the first half, protesting a throw-in decision that had gone against their team.

That incident would set the tone for the rest of the match, causing countless stoppages during the course.

The situation degenerated into chaos during the half-time break when an police officer unintentionally discharged a teargas canister, and the supporters responded by pelting the law enforcement agents with various objects and running battles ensued.

Feeling cornered, the officers detonated another canister to try and disperse the crowd, and the fans scurried for cover, with some seeking safety in the confines of the playing field, forcing a delay in the restart of the match by 15 minutes.

Yadah players’ delaying tactics, in particular goalkeeper Steven Chimusoro, irked the home supporters even more, and they would throw objects in his direction every time he went down.


There was a long break of almost five minutes in the second half, as the match officials battled to control the fans, and during that time, Dzingai appeared to be losing his head, and returned a water bottle that had been thrown his way.

He was shown a straight red, and could be further sanctioned by the PSL for his troubles.

Sadly, the chaotic events overshadowed the brilliant goals that were scored on the day.

Exciting winger Leeroy Mavhunga got Yadah FC in front with a brilliant goal when he collected the ball outside his team’s box, before accelerating into the Dynamos area, leaving Ocean Mushure and Godfrey Mukambi for dead in the process.

He passed the ball to Simba Sithole, who knocked the ball down back for the winger to smash home first time, for a truly beautiful goal.

Kuda Kumwala’s equaliser was equally gorgeous. The striker, often maligned by his own supporters, received the ball with his back on goal, before making a sharp turn to unleash a bullet shot that went through Chimusoro’s hands.

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10 Comments

  1. the police should brace for more trouble and more finds for as long as the team continues to be under the tutelage of this mutasa coach and his backer ken the fans need to go a gear up in violence until there see the back of these two gentlemen who appear to have a spirited mission to destroy our club

  2. Meticulous Chindakwenya

    This team needs to shift away from being community based, have a guy like Dangote buy and run it professionally and maybe it will emerge like a TP Mazembe or Sundowns. As it is it will never emerge from the sewage it is currently confined in.

    1. no no lets not destroy the legacy of this outfit we want it that way the current problems are more of personality issues and once the figures involved are removed things will be back to normal in a flash.

  3. Willard Tshuma

    True Metikurasi, the TP Mazembe or Sundown model is what’s urgently needed at Dynamos. But hey, first things first- criminal freeloaders like Bernard Marriot must be shown the exit door. Until that happens, you will never see me anywhere a near Dynamos match venue and I have not been there for more than 8 years now!!!

  4. Take the hooliganism to Marriot’s place of residence-it’s more effective!!!

  5. Crowd Trouble? Stop putting lipstick on a frog call it what it is ‘VIOLENCE’.
    Nekuti its Dynamos you want to be diplomatic

  6. thank u stokononzi dynamos supporters are viyorent sezanu same fanana hino masorovha pirobulemu neviyorent here

  7. Majority of dynamos fans are BARBARIANS, MIPURWAZ who are STUP!D. This useless team must be banned or made to play all the home matches in empty stadium. That 2000 is a drop in an ocean.
    Dynamos must DIE!!!
    Dynamos must DIE!!!
    Dynamos must DIE!!!

  8. Its chamisa and his people, violence, violence, violence

  9. True dynamos and ZANU Mugabe same fanana. Kuenda kwakaita Mugabe ndiko kuenda kuchaita rwu team urwu.
    PASI NA MUGABE.
    PASI NE ka dynamos.

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