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Bosso found guilty, Dynamos awarded 3 points

Bulawayo giants Highlanders have been found guilty for the abandoned Battle of Zimbabwe on May 14 2017 following a crowd trouble by suspected Highlanders supporters.

The matched was called off in the 42nd minute after Dynamos had levelled the scores, but the strike by the Cameroonian import was deemed an offside by the Highlanders supporter who felt they had been hard done by second match official Thomas Kusosa.

Dynamos have been three points of the abandoned match on a three nil score line, the verdict has now tied the two giants on the same number of points with Bosso getting the better of their arch rivals on a goal difference.

In a statement released by the local premier league governing board disciplinary committee, the Bulawayo giants were found guilty and were fined $4 000,  with the Harare Giants Dynamos being awarded three points on a three nil score line.

“The Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee found Highlanders FC guilty of causing the abandonment of the match. The match has been awarded to Dynamos FC on a 3-0 score line.

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Highlanders FC have been fined a sum of four thousand dollars ($4000), which fine together with the cost of the hearing shall be paid by the 31st of July 2017,” read the statement

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Bosso have been given up to the end of July to pay the fine together with cost of the disciplinary hearing.

The verdict comes at a time when Highlanders are set to appear before the same committee on similar charges after again forcing another match to be abandoned at Mandava Stadium against FC Platinum.

An explosive game before a sellout crowd ended prematurely in the 42nd minute when the match officials called it off after some Bosso fans, angered by DeMbare’s disputed equaliser, staged a rebellion and refused to let the assistant referee — whom they blamed for not spotting an offside leading to the goal — take his place on the line.

Not even spirited calls by the Bosso leadership, players and even coach Elroy Akbay for the rebellious fans to let the game proceed could cool down the tempers and, after a prolonged break in which the assistant referee was also hit by a flying object, the match was called off.

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