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Reprieve for Bosso

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BULAWAYO giants Highlanders got a reprieve on Monday after the Premier Soccer League (PSL) Disciplinary Committee awarded them a point after ruling that their abandoned match against FC Platinum due to crowd trouble stand at 1-1.

By Tafadzwa Ndiraire

The match between the two sides was abandoned after violence ensued with the match at Mandava Stadium tied at 1-1.

The result saw Bosso jumping to sixth position on the league table with 21 points while FC Platinum who were also awarded one point moving to fifth position with the same number of points.

In a statement on Monday the PSL said: “The Disciplinary Committee found Highlanders not guilty of causing the abandonment of their match against FC Platinum. They were however, found guilty of throwing missiles on the pitch and were fined the sum of $2000 , $500 of which has been suspended for the rest of the season on condition the club is not convicted of a similar offence. The fine of $1500 together with the costs of hearing shall be paid by the 31st of July 2017. Further the Disciplinary Committee ruled that the score line stands at 1-1.”

This came after Dynamos were awarded three points on a 3-0 scoreline after Highlanders were found guilty for causing the abandonment of the tempestous league match between the two football giants at Barbourfields Stadium.

Highlanders were also slapped with a $4000 fine.

Tongai Mwenje

Tongai Mwenje is a Senior Editor with Zimbabwe's largest online sports magazine Sportbrief www.sportbrief.co.zw. He has been writing professionally since 2012 and currently writes for technology and sport blogs. He has vast experience in digital marketing, sports reporting and analysis. He is also a Sports and Technology columnist with Financial Gazette Online Sports Column and Technology Magazine respectively.

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