BOSSO SUMMONED YET AGAIN | It seems the hooligans among the Highlanders supporters do not want to learn from past mistakes with the violence which resurfaced at Mandava set to cost the club a fortune after the Bulawayo giants were summoned for a second hearing inside a month.
Highlanders supporters on Sunday forced the abandonment of their match against FC Platinum when the rowdy fans threw missiles onto the pitch after the hosts had grabbed an equaliser in the 93rd minute from the penalty spot.
Police had to fire teargas to disperse the restless crowds during the mayhem creating another bad advertisement for the game.
The league yesterday registered its displeasure on the rising incidents of violence involving
Earlier this month they forced the abandonment of their match against perennial rivals Dynamos at Barbourfields after they attacked the match officials and stormed the pitch in protest against DeMbare’s 40th minute equaliser which they felt was scored from an offside position by Joel Christian Epoupa Christian.
Bosso appeared before a PSL Disciplinary Committee last week facing charges of violence and causing the abandonment of the match.
But before the judgment is even out, the club have been summoned to another hearing next Tuesday.
PSL Communications and Media Liaison officer Kudzai Bare said the authorities were not happy with the trend.
“The Premier Soccer League has received reports of violence and hooliganism which led to the abandonment of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League match between FC Platinum and Highlanders FC played at Mandava Stadium on Sunday 28 May, 2017.
“The matter will now be referred to the Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee for determination.
“Consequently, Highlanders FC have been summoned to appear before the Disciplinary Committee on the 6th of June, 2017 for contravening Order 31 of the PSL Rules and Regulations.
“In terms of Order 31 of the PSL Rules and Regulations, it is an Act of Misconduct on the part of the Club. 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.